A few questions on the whole "Marine Biologist" life.

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Aaron G

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Oct 14, 2007
 
There are thousands of people already into such places. I'm not aiming to be the guy on T.V. Swimming with Dolphins or Whales. Frankly, I wouldn't mind being the guy who tracks the migrational pattern of some obscene sea bird.

I just want to be close to the marine world. I've done some research on achieving my goal. I'm finding mixed signals. Many people say to get a general Biology degree and play around with Aquariums and such in hopes to catch a lucky break. Others say to go to a nice Marine Science school.... Or atleast the nicest I can get into.... And start looking into Aquaria/Migrational Charting type of jobs.

You know, get in the community.... Get to know peopel who know people and such.

Either way I'm going to get my Divers Certification, and get down there and get some hands on.

I'm into just about everything as far as marine life goes.
Tropical Fish, Reptiles, Freshwaters, vertibrates, Invertibrates, Most plants and the works.

Please only reply with practical/personal advice.
Thanks!

Since: Sep 09

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Sep 14, 2009
 
I don't believe that you should need any special schooling just as long as you know enough to actually understand what it is you are talking about. I plan on heading to a school in the Gulf of Mexico to learn a little more specifically about marine life.If that doesn't work out then try for the aquarium.

Hope this helps.

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