Marine Biologist

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  • Hello, I’m Tom. I am a Marine Biologist at the Zoological Society of London. My job involves researching how penguins are adapting and coping with climate change. My job involves a lot of fieldwork, which means I visit and collect data from areas such as Antarctica. I then have to process these samples and analyse the information.

    I was always fascinated by science subjects at school but never thought it would take me to such amazing places. I’ve worked in the Amazon and Mexican rainforests and in Antarctica where we set up camp just 500m away from the penguin colonies. Studying Science and Maths has allowed me to get involved in some exciting projects and not everyone gets to say they work with penguins for a living!

    Did you know?

    Marine biologists may earn between £17,000 and £60,000 a year.

    You get paid to travel to the most exotic places in the world.

    Marine Biology is a diverse field because the sea is so huge. You could work with anything from seaweed to sharks.

    Marine Biologists divide their time between their desk, the laboratory and field trips at sea.

    As well as having a scientific background, a Marine Biologist must be physically fit and willing to travel.

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