oceanography http://kplu.org en Wash. High School Teams To Go Head-To-Head At This Year's Orca Bowl http://kplu.org/post/wash-high-school-teams-go-head-head-years-orca-bowl <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Garfield High School students will put their smarts to the test to defend their title at the annual </span>Orca<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Bowl at the University of Washington this weekend.</span></p><p>In a competition that slightly resembles the TV game show “Jeopardy,” 20 teams from around the state will try to answer multiple-choice questions about marine sciences, many of them specifically geared toward this year's theme of ocean acidification. Then finalists from Ocean Science Bowls around the country will meet again in May to vie for the national title. This year, it's taking place for the first time in Seattle.</p><p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 13:01:00 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 14161 at http://kplu.org Wash. High School Teams To Go Head-To-Head At This Year's Orca Bowl Mystery solved: 'softball-sized eyeball' likely belongs to a swordfish http://kplu.org/post/mystery-solved-softball-sized-eyeball-likely-belongs-swordfish We learned two things this morning: First, experts from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission believe that the softball-sized eyeball that washed up in Pompano Beach, Fla. belongs to a swordfish.<p>Second: <em>Two-Way</em> readers are incredibly smart, able to solve the most puzzling of mysteries in no time. Mon, 15 Oct 2012 15:12:38 +0000 6714 at http://kplu.org Mystery solved: 'softball-sized eyeball' likely belongs to a swordfish Tech innovation unveils Puget Sound's secret natural recyclers http://kplu.org/post/tech-innovation-unveils-puget-sounds-secret-natural-recyclers <p>Scientists have deciphered some of the secrets of one of Puget Sound&rsquo;s natural recyclers. It&rsquo;s a microbe &ndash; which likes to eat sulfur and nitrogen &ndash; and might be found near any of our beaches. &nbsp;</p><p>The technique they devised could open the door to a better understanding of microbial life that abounds everywhere &ndash; in the oceans, in soils, and in the human body. Fri, 03 Feb 2012 23:51:17 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 4044 at http://kplu.org Tech innovation unveils Puget Sound's secret natural recyclers