By Dana M
Why I chose this career
After I moved away from my best friends in Illinois, we bought the Wii
game to kept in touch.
In the "Endless Ocean" video-game we can both swim together as ocean divers. I eventually ended up playing the game so I could watch the dolphins swim. I was fascinated by it.
When we went to Florida, I told my parents I would rather go to SeaWorld than Disney or the beach. I sat and watched the dolphins for a straight hour. It wasn’t a show or anything, the dolphins weren’t doing any tricks. That was how I got interested in marine life.
When I went back to Illinois to visit my friends this year, we went to a little zoo that had a dolphin show. I loved it. I found out that only three months after I saw the show, my favorite dolphin had died during one of it’s shows. The dolphin had some mental issues and eventually freaked out and began swimming like a raging bull with a matador. The dolphin ended up cracking it’s skull open by ramming into the pool’s walls. I felt horrible. If they could have treated the dolphin’s mental problems it wouldn’t of happened.
I chose this career because veterinary care has lots to do with science. Science has lots of advanced technology and anatomy in it and that is why I thought it would be a great pick for this class. I chose a marine veterinarian because you have to have a extensive knowledge on chemicals in the water. Marine life also has a lot to do with science just because you have to understand how the animals move and how some of them rely on aerodynamics.
Below is some pictures of what marine vets do on a daily basis.
This is a sea lion having physical therapy.
This is a penguin in surgery.
This is a beluga whale in a rehabilitation center
Branch of Science