Marine Biologist

Author: William David Thomas

Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 989

Describes the work of a marine biologist.

Marine Biologist

Author: Barbara A. Somervill

Publisher: Cherry Lake

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 307

Describes the requirements, education, and duties associated with becoming a Marine biologist. Includes profiles of prominent pioneers in the study of marine biology.

Be a Marine Biologist

Author: Zelda Salt

Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 906

NASA calls the ocean the "great unknown," because we know more about the surface of the moon than the bottom of the ocean. Marine biologists study marine life by swimming with sharks or learning about life processes by studying plants that grow with almost no sunlight, making them some of Earth's greatest adventurers. With explanations about how one becomes a marine biologist and the many different paths their careers might take, this book is perfect for readers who are adventurers, animal lovers, swimmers, or simply curious about what's under the water that covers 70 percent of Earth.

Becoming a Marine Biologist

Author: Virginia Morell

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

View: 827

A fascinating guide to a career in marine biology written by bestselling journalist Virginia Morell and based on the real-life experiences of an expert in the field—essential reading for someone considering a path to this profession. For the last two decades, Dr. Robin Baird has spent two months out of each year aboard a twenty-four-foot Zodiac boat in the waters off the big island of Hawai'i, researching the twenty-five species of whales and dolphins that live in the Pacific Ocean. His life may seem an impossible dream—but his career path from being the first person in his family to graduate college to becoming the leading expert on some of Hawai'i's marine mammals was full of twists and turns. Join Baird aboard his Zodiac for a candid look at the realities of life as a research scientist, from the ever-present struggles to secure grants and publish new data, to the joys of helping to protect the ocean and its inhabitants. You’ll also learn pro tips, like the unexpected upsides to not majoring in marine biology and the usefulness of hobbies like sailing, birdwatching, photography, and archery. (You’ll need good aim to tag animals with the tiny recording devices that track their movements.) Becoming a Marine Biologist is an essential guide for anyone looking to turn a passion for the natural world into a career. This is the most valuable informational interview you’ll have—required reading for anyone considering this challenging yet rewarding path.

Marine Biologist

Author: Jennifer Wendt

Publisher: Lifematters

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 426

Introduces the career of marine biologist, discussing educational requirements, duties, workplace, salary, employment outlook, and possible future positions.

Rachel Carson

Renowned Marine Biologist and Environmentalist

Author: Gina Dal Fuoco

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

View: 135

Rachel Carson is a Capstone Press publication.

Marine biologist

swimming with the sharks

Author: Keith Elliot Greenberg

Publisher: Blackbirch Pr Inc

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 512

A profile of Dr. Sonny Gruber, a marine biologist who has been observing sharks for more than thirty years and who loves this risky occupation.

Sensuous Seas

Tales of a Marine Biologist

Author: Eugene H. Kaplan

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN:

Category: Science

Page: 288

View: 449

Learning marine biology from a textbook is one thing. But take readers to the bottom of the sea in a submarine to discover living fossils or to coral reefs to observe a day in the life of an octopus, and the sea and its splendors come into focus, in brilliant colors and with immediacy. In Sensuous Seas, Eugene Kaplan offers readers an irresistibly irreverent voyage to the world of sea creatures, with a look at their habitats, their beauty and, yes, even their sex lives. A marine biologist who has built fish farms in Africa and established a marine laboratory in Jamaica, Kaplan takes us to oceans across the world to experience the lives of their inhabitants, from the horribly grotesque to the exquisitely beautiful. In chapters with titles such as "Fiddler on the Root" (reproductive rituals of fiddler crabs) and "Size Does Count" (why barnacles have the largest penis, comparatively, in the animal kingdom), Kaplan ventures inside coral reefs to study mating parrotfish; dives 740 feet in a submarine to find living fossils; explains what results from swallowing a piece of living octopus tentacle; and describes a shark attack on a friend. The book is a sensuous blend of sparkling prose and 150 beautiful illustrations that clarify the science. Each chapter opens with an exciting personal anecdote that leads into the scientific exploration of a distinct inhabitant of the sea world--allowing the reader to experience firsthand the incredible complexity of sea life. A one-of-a-kind memoir that unfolds in remarkable reaches of ocean few of us can ever visit for ourselves, Sensuous Seas brings the underwater world back to living room and classroom alike. Readers will be surprised at how much marine biology they have learned while being amused.

Race to the Sea

The Autobiography of a Marine Biologist

Author: Dr. Dayton L. Alverson, Ph.D.

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 568

View: 141

Dr Alverson's story covers his early life experiences, through high school, World War II, his education and his involvement in State, Federal and International fisheries science and management. His career and story cover the period (1950-2000) during which world fisheries would explode from small boat coastal activities to distant water fleets of large vessels. World catches would increase over 300% after WWII and most of the worlds oceans and seas would be heavily exploited. Overfishing and impacts on coastal fisheries would lead the world community to seek new laws for the harvest of ocean fisheries and result in unilateral extension of national jurisdictions over ocean space. The growth of environmental movement in the later half of the 20th century would lead to conflicts between fishing and conservation groups resulting in changes in national and international fish policies. The book tracks many of these developments and DR Alverson's personal involvements and experiences during the traumatic period of world fishery expansion. During the course of his life marine fisheries resource would be seen as the great source of world protein to feed the worlds hungry and later as overfished and polluted.

Marine Biology: A Very Short Introduction

Author: Philip V. Mladenov

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN:

Category: Science

Page: 156

View: 863

In this Very Short Introduction, Philip Mladenov provides a fascinating overview of marine biology. Including a tour of marine life and marine processes that ranges from the polar oceans to tropical coral reefs, he outlines the principles of marine biology whilst demonstrating the fundamental impact humans have on the oceans and their ecology.