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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 & Internship Search Links

SeaWork (be sure to check out these links also in SeaWork: CareerShift, Internships.com, USAjobs.gov, and GoinGlobal)

Job Search Resources

Ocean Careers.com: Jobs and Internships in Marine Biology 

Stanford's List of Job Websites

Get Marine Biology Jobs 

Earthworks - Graduate and postdoc opportunities mainly, many international

Biology Jobs

Fish Jobs - The seafood industry jobs network 

American Fisheries Society 

Maritime Employment Opportunities 

Mote Marine Laboratory College Intern Program - Click on Education, then College Interns 

Theater of the Sea - Internships involving marine mammals

Dolphin Institute

Pacific Whale Foundation - Research internships in Hawaii and Australia. Click on Research Internships under Get Involved.

The New England Aquarium - Internships that present promote and protect the world of water

American Academy of Underwater Sciences

Dolphin Research Center 

Bodega Marine Laboratory - Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates in Marine Science 

Darling Marine Center at The University of Maine 

Dauphin Island Sea Lab 

Duke University Marine Lab 

Volunteer and Internship opportunities in the Florida Keys

Ocean Careers - Internships in Marine Biology