Life of a marine mammal scientist

From: CORE (
Date: Mon May 22 2000 - 10:11:00 EDT

When a person becomes involved in marine mammal science, it can be difficult
to have a life outside of work! It is a matter of priorities, sometimes.
As I've gotten older, I find that I want more of a life outside of work.
However, when I was younger (just out of college, for example) all that
mattered was my job! As such, many scientists do field work for maybe 10
years or so, and then turn to more stable aspects of marine mammal science
later in their careers!

>I was thinking about becoming a marine mammal scientist. I know their is a
>lot of educational background required, but I was wondering one question.
>When someone does become involved in this field, do they dedicate themselves
>to their work, or do they have a life outside of their work. If you could
>answer my question it would be greatly appreciated.
>Thank you

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