Subject: A career in marine studies

Lindsay J Porter (
Thu, 2 Apr 1998 12:48:05 +0800 (HKT)

A good basis for marine sciences is biology, chemistry and physics subjects
(or equivalent basic science subjects).  These appear to be "the usual"
requirements to embark upon such a career.  Additionally, if at all possible
I would attempt to gain soem practical experience in any aspect of marine
work - in spare time or holidays. This not only looks good on a resume BUT
will allow you to begin to decide which particular aspect within this vast
field which might interest you both.  A useful website with designed to help
those who wish to work with marine mammals can be found at 
'Strategies for Pursuing a Career in Marine Mammal Science', 
Society for Marine Mammalogy's website:

I hope this is of help

Dolphin Research Group
The Swire Institute of Marine Science
The University of Hong Kong
Cape d'Aguilar
Hong Kong