Biological Oceanographer

Biological oceanographers are interested in studying both the plant and animal inhabitants of the ocean and how they interact with each other and the environment. Oceanography is a multi-disciplinary science that may use the principles of geology, physics and chemistry to analyse a particular ecosystem as a whole.

Employment opportunities for biological oceanographers are competitive and post-graduate qualifications are usually necessary for most positions, particularly those in research. Employers include government agencies responsible for aquaculture and the environment, the marine parks and museums industry and environmental consultancies and research centres. The mining and resources industry may also employ biological oceanographers though are usually focused on those working in the geological oceanography field.