Marine Biologists research the sea and study its life forms and their interaction with land, atmosphere and ocean floor which enables them to predict changes to the earth's infrastructure and encourage environmental protection.
A degree in chemistry, biology, physics, marine science, marine biology, maritime studies, oceanography, ecology or another relevant subject is usually required. Entry without a degree is possible as a technician or in a scientific support role.
- An understanding of marine animals and coastal plant life
- Enthusiasm and commitment to issues such as climate change and coastal protection
- Good communication and IT skills
- Experience in areas such as scuba diving and boat handling would be a distinct advantage
£19,000 to £24,000