59 episodes

So You Want to Be a Marine Biologist is your go-to resource if you've ever dreamed of exploring the ocean's depths, considered becoming a marine biologist, or want to learn more how to protect the world's oceans. This podcast dives into ocean science, conservation, sea stories, and explores ocean careers. Bring out your inner Jacques Cousteau, and discover the world beneath the waves.

So You Want to Be a Marine Biologist K. G. Muzia

    • Science
    • 4.9 • 97 Ratings

So You Want to Be a Marine Biologist is your go-to resource if you've ever dreamed of exploring the ocean's depths, considered becoming a marine biologist, or want to learn more how to protect the world's oceans. This podcast dives into ocean science, conservation, sea stories, and explores ocean careers. Bring out your inner Jacques Cousteau, and discover the world beneath the waves.

    59. Andy Bramburger, PhD: Glass Houses and Great Lakes

    59. Andy Bramburger, PhD: Glass Houses and Great Lakes

    Andy Bramburger is a researcher with Environment and Climate Change Canada. In addition to the numerous scientific papers and publications, Andy’s work has also been featured in National Geographic. In this episode we chat about how something so tiny it can only be seen with a microscope influences the entire planet, and how we, in turn, influence it. Andy also breaks down the similarities and differences- surprisingly few- of oceanic work and working on the Great Lakes.

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    • 1 hr 9 min
    58. Jake Kheel: Guerilla Warfare, Parrotfish Poop, and Waking the Sleeping Giant

    58. Jake Kheel: Guerilla Warfare, Parrotfish Poop, and Waking the Sleeping Giant

    Jake Kheel is a sustainability innovator, sargassum-wrangler, and coral reef saver.  In addition to these illustrious titles, Jake also holds the titles of Vice President of the Grupo Puntacana Foundation and Vice President of Sustainability for Grupo Puntacana. He is also a TEDx speaker, and author of  “Waking the Sleeping Giant: Unlocking the Hidden Power of Business to Save Our Planet.” In this episode you’ll learn what it really means to have a career in sustainability (it doesn’t have to necessarily be working for a big non-profit), how the private sector can drive impactful environmental change, and how a little innovation goes a long way.

    Show Notes: marinebio.life/58
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    • 1 hr 10 min
    57. Colin Howe: Caribbean Corals, Getting the Experience, and Tropical Marine Ecology

    57. Colin Howe: Caribbean Corals, Getting the Experience, and Tropical Marine Ecology

    Colin Howe is a tropical marine ecologist studying corals in the Caribbean. He is also the creator behind the Instagram and YouTube channels @MarineSci4life. In today’s episode, Colin breaks down the difference between a marine ecologist and marine biologist, what research at different career levels can look like, and the importance of experience. Colin also shares his coral research throughout the Caribbean, and why this dynamic ecosystem is his favorite to study, and how both corals and careers can thrive despite- and maybe because of- seemingly adverse conditions.

    Show Notes: marinebio.life/57
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    • 1 hr 9 min
    56. Samantha Andrews: Procrastination, Island Life, Changing Careers, and Ocean Oculus

    56. Samantha Andrews: Procrastination, Island Life, Changing Careers, and Ocean Oculus

    Samantha Andrews is a marine ecologist, naturalist, professional science communicator, and founder of Ocean Oculus, a one-woman endeavour, supporting scientists, researchers, companies, NGOS, stakeholders, and everything in-between discover more about - and take better care of - this pale blue dot we call home. In today’s episode Samantha shares how she shifted her career from finance to ocean science, why she decided to pursue her PhD- and why she’s not giving up, and what science communication looks like for her, and how she’s helping others make the impact they were meant to.


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    • 1 hr 17 min
    55. Chris Figgnener, PhD: Sea Turtles, Plastics, and Serendipitous Moments

    55. Chris Figgnener, PhD: Sea Turtles, Plastics, and Serendipitous Moments

    Dr. Christine Figgener is the director of science and education at the Footprint Foundation and Costa Rican Alliance for Sea Turtle Conservation & Science (COASTS), founder of Nāmaka Conservation Science, and the researcher that filmed the sea turtle straw video. In today’s episode we chat about what brought Chris from Germany to study sea turtles in Costa Rica, why she prefers sea turtle research over whale research, and how one seemingly small action can create an entire movement. 


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    • 1 hr 22 min
    54. Dr. Nic Mink: Sustainability, Sitka Salmon Shares, and Knowing Your Fisherman

    54. Dr. Nic Mink: Sustainability, Sitka Salmon Shares, and Knowing Your Fisherman

    Nic Mink is a professor of environmental science and the co-founder and CEO of Sitka Salmon Shares, a direct to consumer, sea-to-table company. Join us as we chat about fish and fisheries, what a community supported fishery is, why small, generational fisheries can be a good thing, and what you can do to help the fish that swim in the sea.

    Show Notes: marinebio.life/54


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    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
97 Ratings

97 Ratings

RoxyRoxs ,

Educational and Entertaining!

I love this podcast! I’ve been listening to it non stop for a week or so trying to catch up on all the episodes!
I’m an aspiring marine biologist, and have learned so much in a short time by listening! I love the selection of guests and the wide variety of topics!

cvp123456 ,

Love this podcast!

I am working towards becoming a marine biologist and doing research this summer in a marine lab. This is a great podcast to keep me educated on specific topics!

alexisf7 ,

Perfect for aspiring marine biologist

I’m currently studying biology so I can become a marine biologist. This podcast has helped motivate me in my classes and shown me different paths I can take after school!

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