When you are looking into different science career paths, you may find that marine biology is one that interests you a lot. In fact, it interests a lot of people. You may be surprised to find out how many people go into marine biology.
The world is about 71 percent covered by salt water. Because of this, there is much to explore and find out about our world, through it’s waters. In fact, there are many more organisms that live under the water than above it. In fact, nearly 500,000 species of creature on the planet, that have so far been classified, are considered marine species. Many more are yet to be discovered.
When you study marine biology, you have a few different options of what, exactly, you want to study. For example, marine biologists are able to help chronicle our existence, and how the world has evolved through what they find in the oceans. With how drastically things have changed since the beginning of time, marine biologists are able to see some of these changes, and note them.
You can also study the life forms. There are so many different types of classified life forms under the ocean, that it can be difficult to study them all. Most marine biologists find that they end up studying one type of creature for long periods of time. This is because there is so much to find out about each type of creature that there is. In studying life forms, many people study the correlation between humans and the creatures that they find under the sea.
No matter what form your research in marine biology takes, it is most definitely an interesting field of study. There are so many options that you may find yourself overwhelmed at first, trying to decide what, exactly, you would like to study.