A marine biologist studies ocean currents and analyzes the creatures that live in the ocean. The must be passionate and interested in the aspects of the ocean. Most marine biologists' goal is to preserve ocean life, as well as educate others about what really goes on in the ocean. They study the behavior, genetics, origins, and diseases of marine wildlife. The also help plan research, mitigation, and analysis efforts.
Most marine biologist pick a single focus within their field. For example, some focus on fisheries' conservation and others focus on the rehabilitation of injured marine animals. Marine biologist can study the potential pharmaceutical products given to us from the ocean, as well as how human activity impact the ocean. Marine biologist also often have the advantage of traveling to exotic places and working with new types of equipment. However, some also work in labs where they are trying to learn more about ocean organisms and their interactions with other organisms.
Marine biologist should have a wide range of abilities and interests. In school, marine biologist focus mainly on science, specifically biology. Most marine biology positions require a bachelor's, master's, or doctoral degree. Positions in this field can be very challenging and competitive.
Marine Biologist Tasks
- May specialize in environmental cleanups, marine conservation or the rehabilitation of injured marine animals.
- Conduct scientific experiments on-site and / or in a lab.
- Study the behavior, genetics, origins and diseases of marine wildlife.
- Observe and analyze data pertaining to marine life.