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Marine Biologist

Marine Biologists study the anatomy, physiology, functions, characteristics, behaviour and environments of all forms of life living in the sea and connected water bodies.

Overview

Marine Biologists study the anatomy, physiology, functions, characteristics, behaviour and environments of all forms of life living in the sea and connected water bodies.

Day-to-day

  • plans and undertakes experiments to study, measure and understand marine animals and plants
  • investigates the interrelationships between animals in their natural surroundings, in captivity and in laboratories.

Considerations

  • physically demanding
  • working outdoors.

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To become a Marine Biologist

  • You need a bachelor degree in science majoring in marine biology, marine science or a related field to work as a Marine Biologist. It is also common to complete postgraduate studies.

    Find a Bachelor in Science or Marine Biology

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