Aquatic Scientist

Average Salary
Degree Requirements
Bachelor's Degree

The existence of water, and the life that it supports, makes our planet unique. Aquatic scientists often work in interdisciplinary teams to conduct research that monitors and studies the overall health and behavior of both plant and animal life in aquatic ecosystems. This research often uncovers exciting discoveries the pull back the curtain on many unknowns about life under that water’s surface. By understanding aquatic life, aquatic scientists are able to preserve our vital resources for generations to come.

Also known as: Aquatic Biologist, Marine Biologist, Marine Archeologist, Oceanographer, Aquaculturist
Active Learning
Critical Thinking
Decision Making
Social Perceptiveness
Systems Analysis
Conduct field research by collecting sample and analyzing data
Observe plant and animal organism health and behavior
Share findings through written reports
Attend scientific conferences
Write grants to supply the required funding for desired research
Operate GPS, GIS and other mapping systems
Utilize modern, advanced laboratory procedures

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