Last year's Quahog Bowl first place team was Cranston High School West. Steve Krous (far right) coaches the school's ocean science bowl team and chairs the school's science department. His teams have won first place numerous times at the regional Quahog Bowl.
Four Rhode Island high schools will compete all day Saturday, Feb. 1 with eight other Connecticut high schools at an annual ocean science competition, called the Quahog Bowl.
The Connecticut Sea Grant’s Diana Payne organizes the competition and says Rhode Island schools typically do quite well.
“As a matter of fact, out of the 17 quahog bowls that have been held, Cranston [High School] West has actually won 15 of them,” said Payne. “They have represented the Quahog Bowl at nationals 15 out of 17 times. [That’s] quite a record.”