What is a Career in Marine Biology?

Rakshanda Tiwari
Aug 2 · 3 min read

There are many nuances of a Career in Marine Biology. Almost everyone seems to be talking about How to start a Career in Marine Biology, while I want to first develop an understanding of What is a Career in Marine Biology. I was Googling about a Career in Marine Biology and was lucky to find: https://www.lifepage.in/career/20180820-0001/Science/Ecology/Career-in-Marine-Biology/english

Anant Pande’s overview!

Anant Pande invested 9 years & 7 months in Marine Biology. Anant Pande has worked in Marine Biology as Project Scientist in Wildlife Institute of India. In Anant Pande’s own words, this is how Anant Pande got into Marine Biology: “After completing B Sc in Zoology with specialization in Fishery Biology and M Sc in Zoology with specialization in Oceanography, I started working as a Project Assistant at National Institute of Oceanography. I was also selected as a student participant in Indian Antarctic Expedition. I am Project Scientist at Wildlife Institute of India.” This link showed on the first page of search results for Anant Pande: https://www.lifepage.in/page/anantpande

Career Video on Marine Biology

In a video, Anant Pande has talked about various aspects of a Career in Marine Biology. Anant Pande started by explaining Marine Biology as: “Marine biology is the study of marine organisms, their behaviors and interactions with the environment. Marine biologists study biological oceanography and the associated fields of chemical, physical, and geological oceanography to understand marine organisms.” The video gave me so much food for thought.

It is easy to Google information about what Qualifications are needed to enter Marine Biology, this video went a step ahead to talk about the body of knowledge one needs to develop to excel at Marine Biology. Anant Pande touches upon these in the Education section of the Video:

  • Marine Ecology
  • International Conventions
  • Fisheries
  • Functional Role of Each Ecosystem
  • Marine Ecosystems
  • Formal Education

Anant Pande then explains why these Skills are essential for a Career in Marine Biology:

  • Patience
  • Critical Thinking
  • Alertness & Observation
  • Communication Skills
  • Computer Skills
  • Quantitative Skills
  • Scuba Diving & Snorkelling
  • Species Identification
  • Field Experience

Anant Pande believes that the following are some of the Positives of a Career in Marine Biology:

  • Skill Enhancement
  • Continuous Learning
  • Working with Charismatic Species
  • Developing Scientific Attitude
  • Travelling & Exploration

And, Anant Pande believes that one needs to prepare for following Challenges of a Career in Marine Biology:

  • Human Wildlife Conflict
  • Conservation Vs Communities
  • Working on Rare & Threatened Species
  • Dangers Associated with Field Work

In the final section of the video Anant Pande talks about How a day goes in a Career in Marine Biology. This video is by far the best video on a Career in Marine Biology, that I have ever come across. To see the full Talk, one needs to install the LifePage Career Talks App. Here is a direct deep link of the Video: https://lifepage.app.link/20180820-0001

Similar Career Talks on LifePage

I continued with my research on LifePage and thoroughly studied these links to gain more perspective:

  1. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20170622-0002/Science/Ecology/Career-in-Wildlife-Biology/english
  2. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20180529-0004/Science/Ecology/Career-in-Wildlife-Conservation-&-Science/english
  3. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20170808-0001/Science/Ecology/Career-in-Wildlife-Research/english
  4. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20170819-0003/Science/Ecology/Career-in-Landscape-Ecology/english
  5. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20170819-0005/Science/Ecology/Career-in-Ecological-Research/english
  6. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20180511-0001/Science/Ecology/Career-in-Wildlife-Biology/english
  7. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20180118-0004/Science/Ecology/Career-in-Sustainability-Consulting/english
  8. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20180724-0001/Science/Ecology/Career-in-Evolutionary-Biology/english
  9. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20180724-0002/Science/Ecology/Career-in-Conservation-Genetics/english
  10. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20180101-0001/Science/Ecology/Career-in-Ecological-Conservation/english
  11. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20180813-0002/Science/Ecology/Career-in-High-Altitude-Ecology/english
  12. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20181001-0001/Science/Ecology/Career-in-Wildlife-Conservation/english
  13. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20180827-0002/Science/Ecology/Career-in-Wildlife-Biology/english
  14. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20180529-0002/Science/Ecology/Career-in-Ecotoxicology/english
  15. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20180529-0003/Science/Ecology/Career-in-Plant-Ecology-&-Conservation/english
  16. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20180827-0001/Science/Ecology/Career-in-Biodiversity-Conservation/english
  17. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20180724-0003/Science/Ecology/Career-in-Natural-Resource-Management/english
  18. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20180609-0002/Science/Ecology/Career-in-Ecology-&-Conservation/english
  19. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20180526-0002/Science/Ecology/Career-in-Sustainability-&-LCA/english
  20. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20180813-0001/Science/Ecology/Career-in-Conservation-Genetics/english

Career Counseling 2.0

This disposition on a Career in Marine Biology was just the starting point of my research on LifePage. I think LifePage is doing an amazing job of connecting real professionals with Career seekers. It is truly an amazing innovation in the area of Career Counseling. You can learn more about LifePage on: https://www.lifepage.in

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