Marine Biology

Saving the Seas

The Daily Do's

Daily Routine:

  • Collecting animal samples underwater (fish, crabs, clams, mussels, ect.)
  • Organizing samples.
  • Collecting more samples. (if needed)
  • Organizing samples.
  • Doing data analysis on the computer.
  • Set up lab experiments.
  • Tagging animal samples for a lab experiment.
  • Monitor the results.
  • Working on the computer, and sometimes writing a research paper.



In the Winter:

  • Preparing for class.
  • Reading scientific papers from famous scientists about new finidngs or unsolved hypothesis.
  • Discuss ongoing experiments in the lab.
  • Setting up a PRC experiment (a chemical analysis of an animal’s DNA that they have in the lab).
  • Pouring gel to be used in the DNA analysis.
  • Loading somesamples onto the gel.
  • take pictures of the samples.

The Place to Be

Marine Biologists study marine organisms and their impact on the environment.

Where they work varies from the following:

  • Research Vessels
  • Laboratories
  • Oceans
  • Rivers
  • Lakes
  • Estuaries


Must Haves

Education:


Bachelor's or Master's in Biology and Marine Biology. However, if you want to go on to conduct independent studies or teach college level courses at any University you must obtain your Doctorate (Ph.D.)



Licensing/Training:


Although there are no actual licenses required they must have strong business and communication skills (written and oral) and must also possess strong physical stamina. Marine Biologists must have a large amount of patience and be able to maintain focus to perform complex research over extensive periods of time.

To the Rescue

Positive Impacts:


  • Studing plants and animals in the ocean.
  • Study the behavior, evolution, living habits, and habitats of the different plants and animals that live in a marine environment.
  • Use research results to develop plans that will improve an endangered species' chance of surviving.
  • Apply their research to finding new food sources, developing sea-related products, and limiting the effect of pollution on marine plant and animal habitats.

Into the Future

In the future Marine Biologists are aiming on creating a more clean environment for marine life by trash clean up and researching ways to reduce pollution in the water. Also, they are putting more research on finding new food alternatives into the works incase things continue on their vast downward spiral.
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The average salary of a Marine Biologist ranges from $26,017 to about $101,613.
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A Deeper Look

Marine Biology has a very positive impact on the general public! Marine Biologists teach us more about the "Unknown World" of the seas. Not only do they help us understand by research and visuals but even more, they help the marine life. For example, there is an immense amount of trash and pollution being washed into our marine lifes habitat on a regular basis making their living environment very unsafe. Also, there habitats are getting unlivable. The entire ocean is filled with peoples trash and these animals are eating the trash, therefore killing them. Marine Biologists study this along with the life of these marine animals because it had became so dominate in their lives. Marine Biologists clean up as much trash as they possibly can but it still isn't enough due to the fact that the amount of trash they pick up gets put back into the water in another place. When does this dangerous cycle end?


Marine Biologists also check the water temperatures, salinity (saltiness), and the pH Levels. If these things change too much all live in the marine system is at risk. They keep close eyes on these things and also the reaction from change.


The positive impact they have is that they get us informed, try to get us to help out so this beautiful world below doesn't perish. They show us the beauty but also the harm.

Kristen Waugh