- March 24, 2021
- Posted by: Sonali
- Category: Uncategorized
It is a field of knowledge involving the study of marine organisms, including their behaviour, and interactions with the environment. Another related career to this is Fishery Science. The field of marine biology is quite diverse, and there is no single job by the name of “marine biologist”, and this title can be held by any professional closely involved with marine life and organisms.
You may wonder that there should be someone with whom you can relate or say actually get knowledge about a career in this field. Consider Boman Framji Chhapgar. He described two new species of crabs and a new form of another. The crab species were described in the Records of the Indian Museum in 1956 (Pinnotheres vicajii, Pseudograpsus intermedius, Leptodius euglyptus quadrispinosus. The first two species of crabs were discovered in the sea off Bombay while the third was found in the Okha region of Gujarat. In 1966, he described two mantis shrimps from Bombay in the genus Squilla (now Clorida). After his retirement he described, along with S. R. Sane, a new species of fish Puntius setnai from Goa.
- Career Opportunities: You can find work as an aquaculturist, fishery biologist, environmental consultant, researcher, etc.
- Paths to Pursue a career in Marine Biology :
|SR NO||Stream||Graduation||After Graduation||After Post Graduation|
|Path 1||Clear Class XII with Science Stream||Pursue B.Sc. (Hons) in Aquaculture or B.Sc. (Hons) in Biological Sciences or B.Sc. (Hons) in Life Sciences for 3 years||Pursue M.Sc. in Marine Biology or M.Sc. in Oceanography for 2 years||Pursue Ph.D. for 3-5 years.|
- Indian Maritime University, Coimbatore
- Centre for Atmospheric Science,Delhi
- National Institute of Oceanography, Goa
- Andhra University, Visakhapatnam
- University of Madras, Chennai
- Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kochi
- Bharathidasan University,Tiruchhapalli
- Bhavnagar University, Bhavnagar