Marine Biology

A Whole New World

Marine Biologist

Acording to the Marine Science Institute, A Marine Biologist is a scientist who studies the life of aquatic plants and animals in the oceans, their behaviors, and interaction with their environment. Due to it being a big field, many scientist cover a certain area. I plan on hopefully covering Large aquatic animals.

Thanks to Captain Cook, (1728-1779) we were able to start actually studying modern day marine biology. During his time in the ocean, he recorded many aquatic plants and animals that were unknown to people back then. After that, many scientist followed his ideas and started to study Marine biology after learning about the information that Cook gave. After they gained the information they wanted, they built laboratories. The oldest laboratory there was built is Station Biologique de Roscoff, that was established in Concarneau, France 1859.

What they Do

*Observe marine plants and animals in their natural environment.

*Identify, classify and preserve different types of marine life.

*Estimate population growth and life expectancy.

*Plan and run field studies and experiments.

*Report the results of their studies in papers for science journals and in commercial reports.

Career - Marine Biologist.

Photos of a Expedition

How to Become a Marine Biologist

Becoming a marine biologist is difficult but at the end it is worth it. When starting out, most marine biologist work at least forty to fifty hours or more. You must take mathematics (up to calculus), computer, technical/electrical, physics, chemistry, engineering and maybe typing skills too. In order to become a marine biologist you need to complete a Bachelor of Science degree majoring in marine biology, marine science, marine environment, Antarctic science or a related field at a university.

Average Salary

If you get your Ph.d you earn $25,000 a year. The average is about $31,000 a year. If you plan on teaching at an academic institution, you must have at least one year of a teaching requirements. You will pay around $12,500 a year to attend graduate school.


The Future of Marine Biology

Over the years, we built technology that is able to help us during our study. Back when Marine biology first started, we were unable to conduct experiments that have facts to back it up.Today we have scuba diving, fast computers, remotely-operated vehicles (ROVs), reinforced diving suits, and satellites to give truthful information about the ocean. Marine biologists must be familiar with the technology that is associated with their job. If they are unable to be familiar, they cannot conduct the experiments that they needed. And throughout the years, we will continue to build technology to be more advanced to fit our needs to continue our research.
Unfortionally, due to resent natural disasters many of the plants and animals in the ocean have died. this is unfortunate bacuse these plants and animals could benefit to our society today to help discover new products like medicine, information, food, etc.
Another way marine biology could change throughout the years is because of climate change, pollution, and hunters. Today there are many ocean life that are considered valuable because they have uncommon features about them. This could lead to hunters because they would want to capture them can kill them. With climate change, this would lead to the animals going to a completely different area that may not be heathy for them. Pollution can kill the animals and cause them to be extinct.


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