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Marine Biology

Marine biology is the scientific study of organisms in the sea. Given that in biology many phyla, families and genera have some species that live in the sea and others that live on land, marine biology classifies species based on the environment rather than on taxonomy.

Career Options

  • - Fisheries Biologist - Fisheries Extension Officer (AEO) - Fisheries Officer - Fishery Manager - Fishery technician - Fishery Observer - Assistant Fisheries Development Officer (AFDO) - District Fisheries Development Officer (DFDO)

Educational Qualifications

  • Minimum qualification 10+ 2 with science background

Personal Skills

  • - Analytical and problem-solving ability - Must have an inquiring mind
  • and enthusiasm for work - Strong organizational and computer skills - Ability to conduct Research - Attention to detail and excellent observation skills - Good written communication skills - Ability to work as part of a team

Courses to be pursued

  • - Marine biology - M.Sc in Marine biology - PhD in Marin biology

Top Colleges

  • Pondicherry University Portblair Campus - Department of Coastal Disaster Management, Port Blair Marine Biology Brookshabad Campus, Port Blair (Andaman and Nicobar Islands) - 744 112 Andaman and Nicobar Islands Contact No- 0836 244 8600 Website-
  • Karnatak University, Dharwad Pavate Nagar, Dharwad (Dharwad Dist.) - 580003 Karnataka Website-

Working Conditions

Marine biologists: usually work regular business hours, but may also work longer hours when doing fieldwork. Work in offices and laboratories, but may also work on boats, at sea, or in isolated coastal areas in all weather conditions.

Top Companies

  • Lilaba Analytical Laboratories 2nd Floor, Galaxy Point, Above Hotel Amiras Near Sarthana Jakatnaka, Varachha Road Surat- 395006, Gujarat, India Website-
  • Alpha Test House M-577, guru har kishan nagar, Paschim Vihar, New Delhi, Delhi 110087 Ph- 085277 63108 Website-

Successful Persons

Boman Framji

Boman Framji Chhapgar (born 1 January 1931) is an Indian marine biologist specializing in carcinology. The author of popular accounts on marine biology under the pen-name of "beefsea", several new species of crab, mantis shrimp and fishes have been described by him.

Dr.Yasmin Modassir

Dr.Yasmin Modassir (1953- 2016) was an Indian academician, scientist and Principal at Dhempe College of Arts and Science, Born in Uttar Pradesh, she received her doctorate degree in 1980 from Aligarh Muslim University. She was involved in scientific research in Zoology and fisheries from 1975 in a career spanning 39 years.

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