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Q & A: I want to be a Marine Biologist.

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Most recent answer: 10/22/2007
Q:
I just did a report on Marine Biology and I wanted to Know if there is a certain skill you have to have to become one
- Jesse Mayes (age 12)
Jhons Hill Magnet School, Decatur,Iillinois, United States
A:
Dear, Jesse

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.


Scripps 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 Marine Biology.


The Society for Marine Mammalogy presents strategies for pursuing a career in marine mammal science.


This page allows you to ask questions of a marine scientist.


So you want to be a marine biologist?


(Another site called...) So you want to be a marine biologist?

JB

(published on 10/22/2007)

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