First, I must be fair with you...I am not a marine biologist. I am a
physical oceanographer and specifically, a bioacoustician however I'll
answer the questions as best I can.
1. In preparation for college I took no special courses.
2. I have attended school for 22 years.
3. Yous should attend any college or university that offers courses in
oceanography and marine studies.
4. In my opinion, University of Rhode Isalnd and MIT on the east coast
and I'm not sure of the west coast short of Scripps.
5. Mathematics, general biology, chemistry, oceanographic courses. (For
6. Job openings come and go depending on the political climate and the
limited openings at universities.
7. Most jobs are university research and teaching some commercial
companies have need including oil companies, the military, governmental
organozations (state and federal) and pharmacology corporations.
8. I cannot answer for marine biology but for my specialty mostly
research and environmental studies.
9. It depends on what is happening on that day. I lecture in a shirt
and tie, work in the lab in jeans and appropropriate (relatively nice)
shirt and work in the filed and on ship in jeans and work clothes, diving
gear and bathing/wet/dry suit.
10. Seeking tenure or management positions.
11. as above
12. Work hard, publish often and well, lecture circuits, adives students
13. Certainly as post doc or MS/PhD if not already (commercial).
14. 40K$ and up
15. Generally, yes.
16. It depends on who you're working for but generally, yes.
17. It varies; when teaching 8 - 10, in the filed 8 - 24.
18. Yes, time at sea is a definate.
19/20. I cannot answer but in my field most definately! I study marine
mammal audiology, underwater noise and sound production.
Peter M."Skip" Scheifele LCDR USN (Ret.)
Director of Bioacoustic Research, University of Connecticut NURC NA&GL
(Voice) 860-405-9103/9121; firstname.lastname@example.org;
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