Dolphin Challenge

Due to the damage caused by Hurricane Harvey and the need to shift our staff members’ focus to recovery efforts all along the coast, Texas Sea Grant must regretfully announce the cancellation of the 2018 Dolphin Challenge. We know that this news may be a disappointment to you and your students. If you have questions, or you are interested in competing in another state, please contact

The Dolphin Challenge™ is the northern Texas regional competition of the National Ocean Sciences Bowl (NOSB®). Students demonstrate their knowledge of marine and coastal science by answering questions from biology, physics, chemistry, geology, geography, mathematics and the social sciences. Each team consists of four students and their coach, and may include a fifth student to serve as an alternate.

The National Ocean Sciences Bowl competition is intended to increase knowledge of the oceans on the part of high school students, their teachers and parents, and to raise the visibility and public understanding of the national investment in ocean-related research. It is managed by the Consortium for Ocean Leadership, a nonprofit organization representing 94 of the leading public and private ocean research and education institutions, aquaria and industry with the mission to advance research, education and sound ocean policy.

The Regional Coordinator for Dolphin Challenge is Drew Casey. For general questions about the competition, contact him by email at or by phone at 979-845-1245.

Congratulations to The Village School of Houston, winners of the 2016 Dolphin Challenge!