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Biological Oceanographer

Study of marine plants and animals, their development and relationships within the marine ecosystem.

Alternative Titles

  • Marine Scientist
  • Fisheries Scientist


  • Develop ecologically sustainable seafood industries
  • Study biological and ecosystem responses to pollution
  • Develop marine biotechnology for production of new industrial and biomedical products

Personal Requirements

  • communication skills
  • observational skills
  • enjoy science
  • problem solving skills
  • analytical skills
  • enjoy research
  • ability to work alone or as part of a team
  • tolerance to motion sickness and working in cramped conditions
  • Scuba certification


A Biological Oceanographer requires a degree in science or applied science majoring in chemistry, or biology, available at universities across Australia. Research scientist or academic will usually require a masters or doctorate degree in the specialist field.


Tertiary Education Providers

Tertiary Education Providers

University of Technology Sydney
University of New South Wales
Macquarie University
University of Newcastle
University of Wollongong
Southern Cross University

University of Melbourne
Deakin University

South Australia
University of Adelaide
Flinders University

Western Australia
University of Western Australia
Murdoch University
Edith Cowan University
Curtin University

University of Tasmania

University of Queensland
James Cook University
Griffith University

Australian National University


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