Two teams of students from Petersburg High School are preparing for the Tsunami Bowl, an annual statewide competition focusing on ocean sciences next month. The competition requires completion of a research paper, oral presentation and the teams also compete against other schools in a quiz match. Petersburg’s teams are polishing up presentations on different topics centering around this year’s theme of estuaries.
Joe Viechnicki spoke with a few of the students, starting off with junior Cole Somerville, who explained about his team’s name.
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Omnipotent Octopi: left to right: Diane Murph, Kyle Hagerman, Tyler Lantiegne (captain), Dan Cardenas and Nicole Peterson. (Photo courtesy of Joni Johnson)

Opulent opisthoproctidae: left to right back row, Patricia Jackson, Aden Martinsen, Cole Somerville (captain), front row Nels Evens and Garison Brooks (Photo courtesy of Joni Johnson)

The two teams will give their presentations Thursday, January 24th at 7 p.m. at the high school library. The Alaska Ocean Sciences Bowl is February 7th-10th in Seward.