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Marine Biologists study plant and animal life in saltwater environments. Resumes in this field showcase such responsibilities as maintaining marine mammal habitats, including food preparation and daily feedings; recording behavioral and health issues while assisting veterinarians with animal rehabilitation; and providing assistance and supervision to the animal staff, reservations department, photo department, and gift shop when required. Example resumes show that Marine Biologists should have a minimum of a bachelor's degree in a biological or marine science to be considered for the position.

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1

Captain & Marine Biologist

Taught sail theory as well as practical sailing skills to 12 students full time for 2-week sessions

  • Developed lessons for and taught a variety of other topics such as fish identification, coral reef studies (Project REEF), island formation, snorkeling, sailboat maintenance, knots, living on a boat, and safety in and around the water
  • Administered first aid and keeping accurate records for students and staff on the boat
  • Led snorkel and scuba outings as well as hikes
  • Transported students and staff to and from shore safely on a smaller boat
  • Provided instruction and guidance toward each child's personal growth and development
Candidate Info
6
years in
workforce
2
months
at this job
BS
Marine Biology
2

Marine Biologist

Created working relationships with culturally diverse populations.

  • Established written and verbal communication to convey abstract ideas with non-English speaking populations
  • Designed and implemented research strategies benefiting multiple interest groups with conflicting goals
  • Formulated resource plans for displaced workers
Candidate Info
14
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BS
Marine Biology / Psychology
MA
Education
3

Marine Biologist/trainer

Conducted daily presentations to educate the public regarding wildlife and conservation, including threatened and endangered species. Responded to questions from the public following each presentation.

  • Observed animals for signs of illness, injury, or unusual behavior and notify veterinarians or managers as warranted.
  • Daily documentation of animal behavior, health, enrichment, and food intake.
  • Maintained detailed records daily regarding all accomplishments, special projects, and observations during the workday.
  • Complied with USDA/APHIS standards for housing marine mammals in captivity, and prepared for facility inspections when needed.
  • Travel to further education in animal care, training, and conservation.
  • Worked well with the public and as a team with all Aquarium staff.
Candidate Info
5
years in
workforce
5
years
at this job
BS
Biological Sciences
4

Marine Biologist

  • Cultured and maintained algal species in production mode growth for research and development purposes.
  • Conducted research, developed experimental plans, and composed SOP's for commercial use of algal species.
  • Monitored and maintained QA/QC standards for algal cultures.
  • Managed and analyzed data regarding algal cultures.
  • Maintained and calibrated laboratory equipment.
Candidate Info
6
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BS
Marine Biology
5

Marine Biologist/marine Fisheries Technician

Obtained samples from the Gulf and maintained the laboratory experiments associated with shrimp and oyster seasons.

  • Conducted recreational fishermen studies to evaluate environmental impact.
  • Managed the Menhaden project for my region; tracking and recording populations.
  • Oversaw the Marine Mammal Health and Stranding Response Program.
  • Conducted educational presentations to encourage children to take an interest in their environments and understanding conservation.
Candidate Info
10
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
BS
Biology
6

U.s. Fisheries Marine Biologist-north Pacific Ground Fish Observer

Worked and lived aboard commercial fishing vessels for the purpose of collecting biological data of marine species of interest

  • Counted, weighed, collected and recorded biological data from species of interest in the Bering Sea
  • Record kills and collect biological samples of marine mammals and sea birds
  • Use ATLAS software to send data and communicate with NMFS and NOAA staff while in the field
  • Brief before deployment and de-brief after deployment with the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) at the NOAA facility to review and explain all data collected in the field USC Marine Sediments Lab Columbia, SC
Candidate Info
4
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BS
Marine Science
7

Marine Biologist

Photo documented dolphins, and procedures in live capture health assessment projects

  • Trained in boat driving, photographing, and data management for dolphin mark-recapture
  • Used Microsoft Access program FinBase for dolphin photo-ID mark-recapture research
  • Report writing for work done with the heath assessments post DWH Oil Spill
  • Supported researchers in the South Carolina Marine Mammal Stranding Network
  • Skilled in culturing, maintaining, and establishing estuarine brood stocks (fish and shrimp)
  • Experienced in field sample collection (biota, sediment, water)
  • Helped with grass shrimp population surveys which included identifying sex, and species
  • Assisted in conducting acute and chronic bioassays that utilize different exposure methods
Candidate Info
15
years in
workforce
10
years
at this job
BS
Marine Biology
8

Marine Biologist

  • Acted as a liaison between [company name] and Florida DNR
  • Responsible for writing educational, entertaining narrations for boat tours to the Florida Keys coral reefs and other eco-adventures
  • Interviewed and provided necessary training to tour boat narrators
  • Narrated on board boat(s) as needed
  • Performed water testing at marinas to ensure compliance with state standards
  • Participated in State DNR conferences, bird species counts and marine studies as requested
  • Maintained and updated Hurricane Preparedness Plan and MSDS sheets
  • Updated company website as needed
Candidate Info
6
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BS
Biology
9

Marine Biologist/ Aquarist/scuba Diver

Secured dolphin's safety by monitoring and regular check up of the area.

  • Monitored the growth of algae and barnacles around the fens that may cause disease or infection to the animals.
  • Rescue the stranding dolphin and other marine organism such as turtle and sea lion.
  • Surveyed and monitor the coral garden or sanctuary of the ocean adventure.
  • Supervised the proper handling and safety of fish and other ornamental species for aquarium displayed.
  • Water quality monitoring and analysis (Coli form test, pH, DO, Salinity, Turbidity and TDS.)
Candidate Info
3
years in
workforce
6
months
at this job
BS
Marine Biology
10

Marine Biologist Technician

  • Disseminated information about the aquarium and its fish, by updating museum display placards and direct interaction with museum patrons
  • Presented the [company name] bi-annual Marine Day
  • Designed and implemented school and community outreach programs
Candidate Info
6
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
Marine Biology

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