Marine Biologists study animals and plants that live in the sea, and how they interact with their environment.
What do Marine Biologists do at work?
- Observe and research marine plants and animals.
- Identify, classify, and preserve different types of marine life.
- Find out about population growth and life expectancy.
- Plan and run studies and experiments.
- Use computer modelling techniques to predict future events in the marine environment.
- Write reports & publications
- Report the results of their studies
- NCEA Level 3 in subjects such as Biology, Chemistry, Physics, English, Maths, Statistic, Calculus.
- Master’s degree or Doctorate in one of; Marine biology, Marine Ecology, Marine Conservation, Zoology, or a related science.
- Useful to have experience in Ecology, Conservation, working with plants or animals, diving experience.
- If you want to work in the aquaculture industry, we recommend studying an aquaculture specific degree instead of marine biology such as: Bachelor of Aquaculture and Marine Conservation | Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology (NMIT)
- Marine biologists may choose, a specialization, such as fisheries science or freshwater biology
- Technician, team leader, manager, junior research scientist, senior research scientist
Find out about studying aquaculture at NMIT