Is marine biolofy right for me?

Is marine biolofy right for me?

Posted in the Marine Biology Forum


Denver, CO

#1 Jan 21, 2007
Hey there, i am currently a senior in highschool and as all students at some points ask themselves, where am i going to go with my life, i have come across that i absolutely love marine animals and i was thinking about trying to go into marine biology. I think that it would be an amazing career and the things you would see and do would be once in a life time! What i really really want to do is study great white sharks and what the do to mate and there behavior and stuff like that. But.... i don't think my chances of getting to do my Dream Biology job is very possible. I was wondering if i was right and that getting a job working with great white sharks is extremely competitive or even nearly impossible. If anyone could help me i woudl greatly appreciate the help. Thanks for reading~ Brandon

Denver, CO

#2 Jan 21, 2007
LOL after reviewing what i just wrote lol i misspelled biology and should have reviewed that before sending lol!
Bonkys Mom

United States

#3 Feb 1, 2007
If you want to get into marine biology, you need to go live near a coast. There is a lot of stuff going on here in Florida to save the sea turtles. A woman out of Leesburg, in Lake and Sumter County, I think she is part of the Florida State University, is trying to watch their migration and to assist with getting the waters better for wildlife as a whole. You might very seriously consider going out of your state and hooking up with a college that has a good marine biology department like in Florida. Hope this was helpful. If I find that woman's email or affiliation, I'll right it here for you. But if you research the state college, you'll probably find a wealth of information.

United States

#4 Feb 13, 2007
Hey Brandon I am in my Sixth year of studies in Marine Biology and I love it. Trying to Great Whites is definitely possible. What is more likely though is that after you get into higher level classes in college you will have found so many other things that amaze you in this field that your interest may have shifted to different areas. You are definitely right that you will get to do some pretty cool things, and it doesn't even seem like work when you spend half of your time on or in the water or enjoying a beach or bay somewhere. I say go for it. Might want to check out and also

Sarasota, FL

#5 Feb 15, 2007
Brandon, I weighed the same decision as a high school senior. I now work in biology education at a national level and love it. Like John, I found that there are a million things in biology that ROCK! Studying great whites is totally achievable as long as you never forget where you are going. Persistence pays in science! Just keep swimming and you will get there :)

Best of luck in your journey.

Lynnwood, WA

#6 Apr 5, 2007
Major in fisheries or biology. After that go for a MS degree in marine biology

Ontario, CA

#7 Jun 6, 2007
Hey do you think that a foster child could do it?

Oceanside, CA

#8 Jul 6, 2007
Mandy wrote:
Hey do you think that a foster child could do it?
Anybody who has their heart set on something will accomplish it.

Butler, PA

#9 Aug 10, 2007
hello im a junior in high school and i really would like to get some info info on some marine biology because, im very inerested about it

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