A day in the life of a marine biologist: Part 1

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What does my current day-to-day look like? I chat about some of the behind-the-desk tasks of a marine biologist – from the pains of writing code for analysing data to writing scientific papers (because ain’t nobody going to read your thesis!).

Music:
Kontinuum – Aware (NCS – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWdZjZV6bEk&list=PLRBp0Fe2GpglkzuspoGv-mu7B2ce9_0Fn&index=4)
SoundCloud https://soundcloud.com/kontinuum

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I am Chantel Elston, a second year marine biology PhD student. Join me on my journey as I discover our wonderful oceans and try to survive PhD life.

twitter: @chantel3474
instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tellysmarinetales/?hl=en

Comments

Zollie Robertson says:

I want to be a Marine Biologist so bad. I love science and study all the time about sea animals. I'm actually going to take zoology soon and I can't wait. I'm a girl by then way and am just using my brothers tablet. Can't wait to watch your other videos!!

Zebra Math says:

Are you South African? If so, where did you study?

zoo4life1 says:

is that what all marine biologist have to do

elizabeth tang says:

i read it is difficult to find a job in marine biology, so how easy was it for you to find a job

naomi ro says:

im going to college in 2018 what class do i take to become a marine biologist

JC says:

Such a exciting career, i have a passion for studying marine biology but after researching the web i read that it was difficult finding fulltime positions outside of academia as a marine biologist. I know your still doing your phd but have you heard otherwise about this supposed dilemma from other marine biologist? It this a real issue to be faced with this career because i can handle not making alot of money but this just scares me from pursuing the field.

Brandy Miles says:

Can anyone help me? Should I take physics in high school if I want to become a marine biologist?

Ella M. says:

What college did u go to and what courses did u take? I am an aspiring marine biologist and am trying to get inspiration.

fb says:

Marine biology has always been a dream for me since I was in diapers. Right now I'm a Pre-Nursing student solely because everyone I've talked to told me I'm going to be living on minimum wage for the rest of my life. Growing up in poverty for me made me think more realistically about my future and the need for a stable job right out of school personally for me

Rafael says:

I'll be getting in Biology this September here in Portugal and I can't wait! Has been my dream ever since I was 8 years old 🙂

Looking forward for your videos, really hope you keep doing them! 🙂

Project Manaia - Ocean Conservation & Research says:

The big trouble is, that the idea and the reality of being a Marine Biologist can be rather different which is part of the reason why I ended up creating my own job running Research Expeditions in Southeast Asia (See my channel) BUT: If you like it, it can be the most rewarding and satisfying job in the world!

Fish Thinkers Research Group says:

Im great at learning R…I learn it again every week! ;)…most frustrating program ever. Especially when the other half of fish thinkers is banging out code in his sleep.

Fire guy says:

Thanks for the video very informative! also that great to find your channel as am studying marine science in college(still on year to go) and am planning to take in it university ! Great video also!

Danielle Leyshon says:

I feel your pain. R is a nightmare!!! haha!

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