MARINE BIOLOGY

by Cody

What a person in this career does:

Marine biology is the study of aquatic organisms, their behaviors and their interactions with the environment. Its considered one of the most all-encompassing fields of oceanography. There are so many possible topics of study within the field of marine biology, many researchers select a particular interest in which to specialize. Specializations can be based on a particular species, organism, behavior, technique or ecosystem.
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Marine life is a vast resource, providing food, medicine, and raw materials, in addition to helping to support recreation and tourism all over the world.

Marine biology covers a great deal, from the microscopic, including most zooplankton and phytoplankton to the huge cetaceans (Whales).

The habitats studied by marine biology include everything from the tiny layers of surface water in which organisms and abiotic items may be trapped between the ocean and atmosphere, to the depths of the oceanic trenches. It studies habitats such as coral reefs, kelp forests, tidepools, muddy, sandy,and rocky bottoms,and the open ocean zone.

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Why I chose this career:

I chose this career because it sound like it could be fun. My dad had a salt water fish tank and it was so cool looking at all the living things in it; fish, plants, anemones, and other things on the live rock.
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Experience/skills needed:

You need a strong background in advanced mathematics and computer skills in addition to coursework in the animal and aquatic sciences.

Education

Minimum education is a Bachelo's Degree. You will need to take courses in basic biology, zoology,chemistry, physics, biometrics, mathematics and statistics. Also english because one of the writing and publishing scientific papers and aquatic sciences such as fishery biology, ichthyology and oceanography
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Branch of science most of this cereer fall under:

Biology, zoology and oceanography
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What I think is interesting about this cereer:

What I found interesting is the deep sea diving and all the hands on stuff.
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Where I got information:

www.aboutbioscience.org and the encyclopedia