What is Marine Biology and Who Are Marine Biologist?

This question is very hard to answer because there is so many answers. Marine Biology is a very broad area to scientist due to its extensive and wide ranging catagories. For example, you can study, biological oceanography, cellular biology, chemistry, ecology, geology, molecular biolgy, physical oceanography and zoology, and so many other things. All these topics and catagories all have something in common and come toether to form a whole new subject, marine biology. Eventhough they might differ, they all share the knowledge of marine organsims. These scientist who study marine organism and are encouraged to learn more and more about the ocean are known as marine biologist. Many people believe that marine biologist are dolphin and whale trainers, which can be true, however, there are so many other things that they can do. You can be considered a marine biologist if you manage a marine wildlife sanctuary or like to study, observe, preserve and protect marine organisms. If you study fish, coral, or any other marine species you are a marine biologist. Even if you like to conduct experiments that involve the ocean. You are definitely considered a marine biologist.

How do you become a marine biologist and what are the requirements?
There are many skills and educational knowledge that you are required to know when you become a marine biologist. However, as you go deeper into the subjects you want to study in marine biology, that knowledge can change depending on where you want to focus your work.

Academic Requirements

Most job offers and research positions that are from private research and biotechnological companies will require at least master's degree in marine biology. However, faculty positions that will allow you to do your own research in the future, will require a doctorate. When applying for a job as a marine biologist, you will have had to taken multiple marine biology and science related courses to increase your chances of getting accepted. Not only will they look to see if you have taken zoology, oceanography, biology, ecology, and other classes, they will also focus on subjects like calculus, chemistry, computer science, statistics and physics. You will need a strong basis in all these classes if you want to succeed as a marine biologist. Writing skills and organized note taking are not required, however, it is a very handy skill to have in the field of marine biology. Another requirement that many employers use when picking employees, is to see if the candidate has completed an internship or conducted an experiment on his or her own and developed a thesis from the trial. Not only will this give the employee experience in the field but it will prepare them for the real job. As your marine biology career grows you will eventually want to do some research on your own. To do so you will need a PhD.


Becoming a marine biologist requires lots of time spent in the water. In order to pursue this job, you must be able to swim and be registered as a certified scuba diver. Without these skills you will be unable to collect data and continue research.


" Try does not go to you, you come to it"

Their are many definitions of sucess. I consider success doing what you love. And if you are able to do something that you love, you are pretty successful. But on a more serious note, how do you become successful as a marine biologist.

In order to become sucsessful as a marine biologist you must this think QLAF. I know that is not a word but it stands for something instead. In order to become sucsessful in any job you can use QLAF, Question Learn, Adventure, and Fail. All these words together means success to me. In order to become the greatest and reach your fullest potential you must never stop questioning. Once you have discovered the answer to your question, ask another. As the more questions you ask and answer your knowledge begins to increase as you learn new things. Another big factor that I think determines your success in marine biology is weather you are willing to adventure. Being adventurous is the scientific feild is an amazing trait that allows you to conduct experiments and learn new things. Another action that will contibute to your success as a marine biologist is faliure. You shouldn't be afraid to fail because you learn from your mistakes.

Technological Impact

Technolgy has affected Marine Biology immensley over the years. It has been benificial in most cases but can somtimes have its disadvantages. Overall though, technology has contibuted a lot to the field of marine biology. Marine biologist rely on computers and other technological instruments to conduct their research and record data. Computer are an example of this. Like computer scientist, marine biologist have to graph data. Computers make this task much easier and are more accurate than hand written ones. On the topic of data and charts, computers allow marine biologist to organize and keep track of their data. This allows for a more organized experiment. Computer science has also impacted our field research and allowed us to track marine mammals. With this tool we can track where they go to feed and migrate. Computers are also a key aspect to current and wave research projects. With computers marine biologist are able to discover and learn about current and wave movments. There are so many examples I couldn't even list them. But now you know the technology impacts marince science by a lot.

Technological intersection

Technology overall plays a key role in marine biology research. It has allowed us to reach new realms of the ocean and research them. New technology has also allowed us to organize and make sure our data is more efficient and accurate. With our present technology we are able to go deeper into the ocean and continue deep sea research. Another intersection between marine science and technology is instruments. Not musical instruments, I mean technological tools. Marine biologist use many tools and instruments to research. For example, we use them to measure the amopunt of salt in water, or predict when high or low tide will come. Another intersection that marine biologist encounter with technology is organizing, graphing, listing, and analyzing data. With technology these task become easier to complete and are more accurate. When it comes to science accuracy and efficiency are important traits in an experiment. With this information I belive that technology is a necessity to marine biology.

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