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Marine Biologist

What does a Marine Biologist do?

Generally, a Marine Biologist studies water animals and water. There are many types of Marine Biology. You could be a dolphin trainer, study whales, monitor coral reefs, or work at Sea World. Marine Biologists study every single type of sea creature. The possibilities are endless! Marine Biologists also work on computers, too. All their work is varied, so some days you could work on a computer all day than the next be outside swimming.

How does Marine Biology relate to the environment?

Marine Biologists help the environment in many ways. Marine Biologists take care of the sea animals. In a interactive place in Florida called Discovery Cove, Marine Biologists feed and bring tourists swimming through the human made cove. The picture below is of Discovery Cove. Some Marine Biologists protect and save coral reefs and other water ecosystems. Marine Biologists do all they can to help the water and animals that live in it.
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What education do you need to be a Marine Biologist?

To be a Marine Biologist, you need a lot of schooling. You need to have your bachelors degree and a p.h.d in biology. It is also helpful to take many different science classes like chemistry, biology, animal behavior, physics, math, and engineering. Some of these things may seem useless to study for a Marine Biologist, but they are all very important. You also need computer skills to become a Marine Biologist.

What is the salary of a Marine Biologist?

The salary of a Marine Biologist is any where from $27,000- $110,000. The salary really depends on the job. As long as you love your job the salary doesn't really matter.

What are the advantages of being a Marine Biologist?

Advantages to the environment because of Marine Biologists can save animals lives. When sea animals get sick sometimes a Marine Biologist can take them to a rescue center where they can heal. They also help protect coral reefs from damage and help save the endangered species. This is all very important for the delicate food chain and water cycle.

What are the disadvantages?

Some disadvantages for the earth are prevented because of Marine Biologists and others are caused. Sometimes an animal is put into a rescue center, it can't be returned to the wild. The animals can lose natural senses like how to find food or ways to protect themselves from predators. If any baby animals are born in the rescue center they have to stay in captivity, too.

Interestng Facts about Marine Biologists

Facts about Marine Biologist's Job

~It is easier to become a basketball player than to train dolphins or study whales.

~Marine Biologist don't just study the oceans, they study fresh water animals, too.

~Only 10% of the worlds oceans have been studied.

~There are more than 230,000 types of animals in the ocean

Facts about animals they study

~A Blue Whales tongue is big enough for 50 people to stand on.

~Starfish are actually not fish and there are 1,800 species.

~Green Turtles can stay above water for 5 hours and can slow it's heartbeat to 1 beat every 9 minutes.

~Jellyfish have no brain or nervous system and it's mouth is used for eating and removing waste.

~The sailfish can swim up to 68 mph.

~Electric eels can shock predators with up to 600 volts.