Marine Biology

Marine Biology is the study of the organisms that live in a sea or ocean environment. Marine biology classify species, based on the environment rather than on systematic classification.

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 Marine biology

Top Colleges

  • Pondicherry University Address: 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 Phone: 0836 244 8600 Website:
  • Karnatak University, Dharwad Address: Pavate Nagar, Dharwad (Dharwad Dist.) - 580003 Karnataka Phone: 0836 221 5298 Website:

Working Conditions

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

Top Companies

  • Lilaba Analytical Laboratories Address: 2nd Floor, Galaxy Point, Above Hotel Amiras Near Sarthana Jakatnaka, Varachha Road Surat- 395006, Gujarat, India Phone: 090339 16120 Website:
  •  Alpha Test House Address: M-577, guru har kishan nagar, Paschim Vihar, New Delhi- 110087 Phone: 085277 63108 Website:

Successful Persons

Boman Framji

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

Dr.Yasmin Modassir

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

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