Hi, my name is Jill Buckley. I am a graduate student
in physics, but I am also very interested in Marine Biology. To answer
your question, the major quality it takes to become any type of
scientist is a curiosity to find out how the world works. Whether you
wonder about elementary physics particles or pacific white-sided
dolphins, if you wonder about the how the world works you can be a
scientist. The second step, after having the curiosity to study how
something works, is to get a good education. Learn as much as you can
about the subject you are interested in. Third, whatever you end up
studying as a career, make sure it is something that you enjoy doing.
For me, learning about physics is a lot of fun.
For more information the following sites have good information about marine biology.http://scilib.ucsd.edu/sio/guide/career.html
Institution of Oceanography runs this page. This page has a very good
list of links to various oceanography pages. Some of the pages off this
list are specifically for people interested in pursuing a career in
The Society for Marine Mammalogy presents strategies for pursuing a career in marine mammal science.http://www.mesa.edu.au/ask/default.asp
This page allows you to ask questions of a marine scientist. http://www.id.ucsb.edu/lovelab/biologist.html
So you want to be a marine biologist?http://www.ac.wwu.edu/~js/dolp/mbiologist.shtml
(Another site called...) So you want to be a marine biologist?
(republished on 07/13/06)