Do you have a passion for marine biology?
Do you love the ocean and are fascinated by all the organisms living in it? Do you love to be outside and are happiest in the water? Then a career in marine biology may be for you! Many marine biologists work at agencies like the US Fish and Wildlife Service, NOAA-Fisheries, or the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Some work at universities while others are employed at institutions like Gulf World or other marine museums and attractions. Some marine biologists are researchers while others are animal handlers. If you want to work in the marine environment, then study marine biology at Gulf Coast State College before transferring!
The oceans cover two-thirds of the Earth’s surface. Most of the animals living on Earth live in our oceans. Unfortunately, some of our actions are negatively impacting the ocean and the animals that live in them. Marine biologists work hard to find ways to solve problems like over-fishing, coral bleaching, ocean acidification, and pollution in our estuaries and coastal oceans. They also work hard to protect marine life.
Contact the Advisor
Associate Professor of Biology
850-769-1551 extension 4010