Marine Biology

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Job Description

Marine Biology is the study the behaviors, diseases, and genetics of animals and wildlife of the marine environment. Basically, Marine Biology is the study of living organisms in salt water

Education needed for job

For entry-level jobs in marine biology you a Bachelor’s Degree, but to be able to do your own research you will need a Master’s Degree.

Salary Range

The median salary is about $57,430 annually. Most marine biologist can earn anywhere from $20,000 to $110,000. Top administrators, professors and managers can earn $180,000 or more per year.

Environmental Relationship

Marine Biology is related to the environment because if you are a marine biologist, you study the salt water environment. You might also help endangered marine species and keep the ocean in good condition.

Advantages

Working and getting up close to marine life. Also getting to research and learn more about the marine life. Getting to see the beauty of the ocean right infront of you.



Disadvantages

While in the ocean, you are at risk from hurricanes and rough waves. Because you will likely spend numerous hours in a deep-sea scuba diving, you face dangers lurking beneath the waves. However, with the proper planning and training, risks can be minimized if not eliminated.

Interesting Facts

Although the oceans cover 71% of the surface of our planet, much remains to be explored and discovered in the ocean world. In fact, less than 10% of the marine world has been explored till date.