Marine biology is the scientific study of organisms in the oceans or other marine or brackish water bodies. It encompasses many ideas from ecology, fisheries science and marine conservation.

Marine biologists research the sea and study its interactions with organisms, sea floors, coastal areas and the atmosphere. They may work in the field, in an office setting or on a sea vessel such as floating laboratory.

Subject Combination

English, Biology, Chemistry and either Physics or Mathematics


Marine biologists are typically employed by special research institutions and consultancies, coastal management organizations, engineering companies, sea foods production industries, oil companies, marine laboratories, universities/colleges (education) and government agencies.

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