Marine Biology

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  1. Landu

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    Anyone here a qualified Marine Biologist...
    Would like some info concerning study opportunities ext...

    Thanks
     
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    I studied it as a Sub Major
    The reason I never went on to finish the degree as a major was because at varsity I was battling to find enough job opportunities to justify studying it further
     
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    That's sad to hear... so i suppose you can't major in that alone? Will prob have to be part of some Bsc Zoology thing?
     
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    I studied Marine Biotechnology.
    Speak to @Dane
     
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    Oh harro? someone called?
     
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    Bru, you can do what you want... Generally, you'll have a skill/subject/ that you acquire; you become competent in ecology/genetics/GIS/biochem etc. You then apply the techniques of your choice/interest/life's calling to any part of the marine realm. Generally when you look at it this way, if you find research into marine organisms boring or not for you, you can find work elsewhere (anywhere from unilever, SAB, CSIR, Bayer and a forensic crime lab). So be careful when choosing majors. Find one major that has relevance to big companies and industry (genetics/micro/biochem/environmental) and then supplement that with marine modules. Study as far as you can, especially if you intend on pursuing a career in research. On that note, if you do want to become a research scientist one day, there are more than enough positions for specialist marine biology/ecology/ichthyology. Otherwise, if you are looking to be employed by a private company, honours should suffice...
     
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    I would largely echo what Brench said, although I would put more emphasis on study the things you enjoy rather than adding them to a more popular degree. And I would also argue that hons is not really enough if you want to go into private specialist consulting. MSc is generally regarded as the basic requirement for specialist work. ie: conducting an aquatic specialist assessment or that which might be requested during an EIA process.
     
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    Couldn't have said it better Dane! And Landu, you'll slowly build up an idea of what you want to study as you go along with your studies...
     
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