Bachelor’s or Master’s in biology, zoology, fisheries, or other animal science; Research positions in this field usually require a PhD.
American Fisheries Society
(swfsc.noaa.gov/textblock.aspx?id=54) Oceanographers study the physical aspects of the sea while marine biologists study the animal life of the sea. This includes but is not limited to the study of population dynamics, wildlife management, ecology, acoustics, anatomy and physiology, and animal behavior.
Innovation in this Career
Several recent innovations in the field of marine biology include a robot that collects mucous from whales, apps that alert mariners to the presence of whales, an autonomous wind propelled sailing vessel, edible six pack rings that won’t harm fish, and advances in aquaculture.