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Marine biologist

Marine biologist

Marine biologists study the origins, behaviour, genetics and life processes of marine organisms.

As a marine biologist, you could be involved in:

  • Carrying out research in our seas and oceans to determine the environmental effects of land and water use on marine life;
  • Managing a marine wildlife reserve to protect marine life and encourage continued  biodiversity;
  • Supporting the sustainable farming of finfish, shellfish and seaweeds, known as aquaculture, in order to meet the consumer demand for seafood;
  • Monitoring the effects of pollution, such as an oil spill or illegal waste dumping, on marine organisms.

Your work would support the protection and sustainable management of marine life.