The field of Marine Biology is a very adventurous career because it has so much to offer. What exactly is Marine Biology? It is not just people who train dolphins to do flips in front of an audience. It is much more than that. Marine biology can be defined as the scientific study of marine life. From their swimming patterns, their eating habits, their breeding cycles and their habitats, all of this is studied by different Marine Biologists. Unlike many other careers where one may feel trapped, Marine Biology is more of a creative and fun job to have because there are so many things to study and work with. There are so many amazing opportunities. The options are simply endless. One may think that in order to become a Marine Biologist, they must major in Marine Biology. However, that is not necessarily true. When picking a college, instead of trying to find a college with a marine biology program, pick a college that has a strong science and writing program. Then later on in the future, take some extra Marine Biology courses. There are some colleges that offer Marine research such as UC Santa Cruz, and University of Hawaii. Not all Marine Biologist have their degree in Marine Biology, most in just Biology itself. Marine Biologists study life from tiny little micro organisms under a microscope to massive whales roaming the waters. There are millions of creatures that occupy the ocean, and many of them we have not yet discovered. Since this job is so broad, most researchers select a particular area of interest and specialize in it. This is usually done during college, one may come across an area that grabs their attention and they become very interested in. Or they may pick one that brings in a bigger salary. Usually that is the one they end up going with. These specializations can be based on particular species, group, behavior, ecosystem, or technique. Choosing a category may be difficult, but once it is done the job can get started. Marine Biology can be studied in many different ways, using various techniques. Technology…
Marine Mammal Conservation
COM/172-Elements of University Composition and Communications II
July 28, 2013
Marine Mammal Conservation
There are 29 marine mammals on the endangered and threatened list produced by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The US Fisheries and Wildlife foundation also have a list that includes certain seals, sea otters, and polar bears. There are many threats to marine mammals. These threats include dangers posed by humans…
Career Prep 3rd pd.
August 30, 2014
My career goal for the future is to be a marine biologist. I know that there are several things that I must do both now and in the future to accomplish this goal. My hard work and dedication are both going to pay off one day when I am traveling the world’s oceans studying the marine life that lives in them. The decisions I make every day will determine whether or not I reach the goal I have set for myself.
The decisions that…
Marine Corps Geek
Transportation Logistics Management, TLMT311, Winter
American Public University
December 14, 2014
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For years are nation has been at war. Two wars or more as a matter of fact and now the military is bringing home billions of dollars of busted gear. Marine Corps orders P4400.151B and P4400.150E discuss the procedures on how we can reutilize, dispose of broken items, or give away excess. The biggest…
1. Invertebrates-animals that lack a vertebral column.
2. Vertebrates-animals that have a vertebral column.
3. Sessile-animals permanently attached to a solid surface.
4. Ostia-holes in the body of sponges through which water enters.
5. Spongocoel-cavity in the body of a sponge.
6. Osculum-an opening through which a sponge expels water.
7. Tissues-groups of specialized cells that performed a specific function.
8. Collar Cells (Choanocytes)-flagellated cells…
Marine Biology Portfolio
2 May 2013
Figure 1 (Bald Eagle)
The Bald Eagle is brown speckled when young. It also has a snowy, feathered
head and a white tail. The shape of this bird is like any other bird but way bigger. This monstrous bird can weigh up to 14 pounds. The wingspan can also be anywhere from 6 to 8 feet wide. The body of a Bald Eagle can be 34 to 43 inches long. These beautiful birds live along coastlines and woodlands and are abundant in Alaska and…
March 30, 2012
The United States Marines is one of the most elite and distinguished fighting forces in the world; they have been deployed in many ways, by the United States military, going into the frontlines in major conflicts, as they did in World War II or as peacekeepers around the world. The Marines have been a part of American history, since the founding of the republic.
Today’s large, powerful, and modern U.S. Marine corps can trace its ancestry back to the…
There are at least 86 cetacean species recognized by the International Whaling Commission Scientific Committee. The summary report reveals that although some species have been closely studied, relatively little is known about the biology, ecology and status of many cetacean species and populations. Demonstrating the need for the continued and increasing international research effort to address key knowledge gaps, and for developing comprehensive conservation management strategies…
Marine biology is the branch of biology that deals with organisms living in the sea. It embraces a very diverse group of sub sciences, both basic and applied. Marine biology requires a marine science degree but most students specialize in many biology with a masters or PhD qualification. (Kuder 4). Many people study marine organisms all over the word. Biologists know less about the life in the sea than on land or in fresh water (Burkett 2).
Marine biology is closely related to…
provide food and habitat for many marine organisms, maintain water quality and support local economies
24. • What benefits do mangrove forests provide to the environment? (list all the reasons)
These unique trees are the buffer system between land and water in many coastal areas. Mangroves trap and cycle various organic materials, chemical elements, and important nutrients, and their roots act both as physical traps and provide attachment surfaces for various marine organisms. Mangroves serve…