A DAY IN THE LIFEOF AMARINE BIOLOGISTSydney Ednie
Around 75% of the Earth surfaceis covered in ocean so you canimagine that Marine Biology is avery large field. The wonders ofthe ocean await you….….……
What is a Marine Biologist?The title “Marine Biologist” is a very large subjectand job, some M.Bs study the effects of the tideand saltwater organism and see how they effectthe land environment. Other Marine Bios study themigration of ocean sea and sharks while othersmight study the interaction between coral andcoral reef fish. What I do for my job as a MarineBiologist is working at the local aquariums animalhospital caring for the injured animals that comein from rescues. We may keep them for healthstudies or any injuries. I also go out and takesamples of coral and sea urchins.
Marine Biologist General Day9:00 am – 9:30 amPreparing equipment9:30 am – 10:30 amCollecting animal samples underwater (could be fish, crabs, clams, mussels, etc.)10:30 am – 11:00 amOrganizing samples; taking a break.11:00 am – 12:00 pmCollecting more samples.12:00 pm – 2:00 pmOrganizing samples; walking back to the field station; placing samples in tanks;eating lunch with other scientists. Doing data analysis on the computer.4:00 pm – 5:00 pmTagging animal samples for a lab experiment.5:00 pm – 6:00 pmMonitoring the results of a feeding experiment from the previous day.
If you want to start your career early you need to havea good GPA and high grades in all math and sciencesin high school. You need a Bachelors degree, as wellas a physics, chemistry, biology, geology, ecology,calculus and statistic classes. I took physics andbiology in high school so I only need geology andecology. I went to UCSB for four years and now have amasters degree!Education
$ Finances $Once again fine details depend on thetype of Marine field you work in. Theaverage range is from 40K-100K a yeardepending on where and who you work for.I make about 70K a year, because I ownmy own business, and work at theaquarium.
Types of Animals/Plants I Work With• All types of coral reef fish, such as angel fish, craw fish, lion fish, ect.• Seals, seal lions, dolphins, all genres of whales and sharks• Crabs, lobsters, shrimps, krill, corals, sea anemones• Squid, octopi, jellyfish, clams, muscles, starfish
Me when I was younger, gettinginvolved at Sea World where Ilearnt I wanted to be a MarineBiologist.
• Im currently 26 living in Kauai, Hawaii.• I love photography. My hobby whenever Imnot working is to be a photographer.• I have a dolphin at the aquarium namedbubbles.• I live in a new condo with my boyfriend.• In a few years I hope to have my own animalrights foundation • I’ve learned to have a large respect for whatwe dump into the ocean and how small thingsmay destroy under water animals lives.