Marine Biology

What is Marine Biology? Related Career Titles
Related Major Skills Job & Internship Search Links
Internship Search Links Career Planning Links
Professional Association Links Miscellaneous Resources
  UNCW Dept of Bio / Marine Biology: http://www.uncw.edu/bio/

 

What is Marine Biology?

According to marinecareers.net:

The field of marine biology -- the study of marine organisms, their behaviors, and their interactions with the environment -- is considered one of the most all-encompassing fields of oceanography. To understand marine organisms and their behaviors completely, marine biologists must have a basic understanding of other aspects or "disciplines" of oceanography, such as chemical oceanography, physical oceanography, and geological oceanography. Therefore, marine biologists and biological oceanographers study these other fields throughout their careers, enabling them to take a "big picture" approach to doing research.

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Related Career Titles

Agronomist Environmental Engineer Marine/Fisheries Worker
Animal Scientist Environmental Protection Marine Geologist
Aquaculture Farmer Ergonomist Marine Sales
Aqua culturist Fish Hatchery Technician Marine Tourist Worker
Aquarium & Museum Worker Fisheries Conservationist Merchant Marine
Aquatic biologist Fishing Captain Water Transportation Worker
Barrier Beach Manager Forester Microbiologist
Bio-Engineer Genetic Engineer Mining & Petroleum Industry
Bio-Technologist Geographer Molecular Biologist
Boat Builder & Repair Tech Horticulturist Museum/Aquarium Admin.
Botanist Hydrographic Survey Tech. Mycologist
Chemical Oceanographer Industrial Marine Economist Naval Architect
Meteorologist Limnological Technician Net Designer
Coastal Resources Worker Marina Worker Oceanographer
Commercial Fishing Engineer Marine & Coastal Consultant Parasitologist
Coroner Marine Bacteriologist Pharmaceutical Salesperson
Ecologist Marine Biologist Port & Harbor Facilities Worker
Science Teacher Marine Ecologist Zoologist
Science Film Maker Test & Inspection Technician Wildlife Biologist
Science Illustrator / Writer Toxicologist Wildlife Resource Worker
Shipbuilder/Repair Underwater Technician Salt Marsh Manager
Soil Conservationist Veterinarian Science Laboratory Technician
Sport fisher Water Quality Technician Marine Engineering Technician
State Parks & Recreation Worker Fish Processor Marine Engineering Technician
Commercial Inland Water Transportation Worker Coastal Guest-House Proprietor

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Related Major Skills

Science & math ability Conduct research
Oral & written communication Curiosity
Ability to perform experiments Manual dexterity with scientific apparatus
Organize & maintain data Work independently or in small groups
Technological skills Reasoning by analogy

 

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 Job Search Links

Ocean Careers.com: Jobs and Internships in Marine Biology  http://www.oceancareers.com/2.0/jobs_and_internships.php

List of job websites http://www-marine.stanford.edu/careers.htm.

Marine Bio job listings http://www.getmarinebiologyjobs.com/

Graduate and postdoc opportunities mainly, many international http://www.earthworks-jobs.com/oceanogr.htm

Biology jobs online including Marine Science jobs http://www.biologyjobs.com

The seafood industry jobs network http://www.fishjobs.com

American Fisheries Society http://www.fisheries.org/afs/

Maritime Employment Opportunities http://www.maritimeemployment.com

Science Careers at JobSearch
http://aaas.sciencecareers.org/js.php

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Internship Search Links

Internships http://www.uncw.edu/career/Majors/marinescienceinternships.com

Mote Marine Laboratory college intern program. Click on Education, then College Interns http://www.mote.org 

The school for field studies, semester and summer programs in various locations around the world http://www.fieldstudies.org/  

Theater of the Sea, internships involving marine mammals
http://www.theaterofthesea.com/intern.html

Dolphin Institute dedicated to dolphin and whale education and research. Click on Participate.
http://www.dolphin-institute.org/ 

Pacific whale foundation research internships in Hawaii and Australia. Click on Research Internships under Get Involved. http://www.pacificwhale.org/ 

The New England Aquarium internships that present promote and protect the world of water
http://www.neaq.org/community/intern/ 

American Academy of Underwater Sciences “corporation composed of active diving scientists dedicated to the establishment and maintenance of standards of practice for scientific diving.”
http://www.aaus.org/

National Aquarium in Baltimore http://www.aqua.org/internships/index.html 

Dolphins Plus in Key Largo, Florida offers many educational classes that may be taken at various times. Information can be sent for internships. http://www.dolphinsplus.com/dolphin-education.htm#intern  

Dolphin Research Center http://www.dolphins.org/help_volunteer.php 

Blue Ocean Society for Marine Conservation: Promoting marine conservation through education and research in New England http://www.blueoceansociety.org/intern.htm

Bodega Marine Laboratory: Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates in Marine Science http://www.bml.ucdavis.edu/student-info/researchexp.html

Darling Marine Center at The University of Maine http://www.dmc.maine.edu/

Dauphin Island Sea Lab http://www.disl.org/

The Institute for Tropical Marine Ecology, Dominica, West Indies http://www.itme.org/index.htm

Duke University Marine Lab http://www.env.duke.edu/marinelab/programs/

Volunteer and Internship opportunities in the Florida Keys
http://floridakeys.noaa.gov/volunteer_opportunities/welcome.html Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program (REU) at the College of Charleston http://www.cofc.edu/%7Ereu/

Internships in Marine Biology www.oceancareers.com

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Career Planning Links

List of sites describing different careers within Marine Biology http://hopkins.stanford.edu/careers.htm

List of sites describing careers within Marine Biology http://ocean.peterbrueggeman.com/career.html

Hopkins Marine Station provided informational links on Marine careers http://www-marine.stanford.edu/careers.htm

PhDs.org Science, Math, and Engineering Career Resources www.phds.org/

Dolphin Research Center (numerous links to related sites ) 
http://www.dolphins.org

Marine Biology and Fisheries http://www.rsmas.miami.edu/divs/mbf/

Careers in oceanography, marine science and marine biology
http://ocean.peterbrueggeman.com/career.html

Marine Biology Web http://life.bio.sunysb.edu/marinebio/mbweb.html

Career Fields http://career.berkeley.edu/Infolab/CareerFields.stm

Resources http://guide.symplicity.com/resources/profession_index_a_z.php

Journal of Young Investigators Science Career Center     http://www.jyi.org/SCC/Index.php

Marine Careers http://www.marinecareers.net/index.php

Science Careers Web http://www.sciencecareersweb.net/

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Professional Association Links

American Zoo and Aquarium Association http://www.aza.org

International Marine Animal Trainers Association (Chicago) www.imata.org

OceanLink http://oceanlink.island.net/

Scripps Institute of Oceanography http://www-sio.ucsd.edu/

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) 
http://www.noaa.gov/

American Society of Plant Physiologists http://www.aspb.org

The Aquatic Plant Management Society http://www.apms.org/

International Water Association http://www.iawq.org.uk/

International Marine Mammal Association http://www.imma.org/

National Association of Marine Laboratories http://www.naml.org/

North American Lake Management Society http://www.nalms.org/

The Oceanography Society http://www.tos.org/

Society of Wetland Scientists http://www.sws.org/

Water Environment Federation http://www.wef.org/

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Miscellaneous Resources Links

UNCW Post-Graduate Survey - coming soon

World Wide Web Journal of Biology http://www.epress.com/w3jbio/

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