Ocean scientist

Ocean scientist

Ocean scientists study the sea and the life within it, collecting samples from the ocean and undertaking important scientific research that could save the planet.

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If you’re intrigued by the ocean, a career as an ocean scientist could allow you to spend your life exploring its vast depths. As well as making scientific discoveries in labs, ocean scientists might spend their days scuba diving or interacting with marine animals.

What's cool about being an ocean scientist?

Working in amazing environments, from floating labs to undersea testing facilities

Getting to explore the Earth – particularly its amazing oceans!

Making scientific breakthroughs that positively impact on the world we live in

Subjects you'll need

As you might expect, getting a career as an ocean scientist will depend largely on your scientific qualifications. Studying biology, chemistry and physics at school will help you to develop your knowledge of the ocean and its epic variety of life.

Fun fact

As well as inventing the aqualung (a breathing device used in scuba diving), ocean scientist Jacques Cousteau changed the way humans understand the sea, writing books and creating three Oscar-winning films.

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