Marine Biology: Studying Life of the Sea
Marine Biology is the scientific study of the biology of marine life, organisms in the sea. Given that in biology many phyla, families, and genera have some species that live in the sea, and others that live on land, marine biology classifies species based on the environment rather than on taxonomy.
LEARN MORE FROM JESSICA, A MARINE BIOLOGIST WORKING IN MAUI
|Welcome to Kaimana Conservation, where we talk about all things ocean related. This video features Jessica, a professional marine biologist living and working in Maui.
Jessica explains how she became a marine biologist - from the beginning! Sit on a Maui beach (literally!) and listen to her story, starting out as a small-town girl in land-locked Illinois to working as a full-time marine biologist and scuba diver in the Bahamas, Fiji, and Hawaii.
This video is perfect for anyone interested in learning more about the field of marine sciences or planning to make this a career.
|But what exactly do you DO as a marine biologist? And equally important: what do you NOT do as a marine biologist? Is marine biology the ONLY scientific field that involves the ocean? Are there OTHER careers with the ocean?
All these questions are answered by Jessica, a professional marine biologist, ocean conservationist, and public educator from Maui, Hawaii. Jessica gets questions about working with the ocean almost daily. So she created a list of the most popular ways to make a career out of working with the ocean.
Join Jessica as she shares more about what she does and doesn't do, plus other career paths to take if you want a future working with the ocean.
|The Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology (HIMB) at the University of Hawaii School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) is widely recognized for its contributions to marine biological studies in coral reef ecology, conservation biology, molecular evolution, aquaculture, biogeochemistry, bioacoustics and marine animal behavior, and physiology.
Built on an island surrounded by coral reefs and close to deep ocean water, HIMB scientists are able to examine estuarine and coastal/pelagic processes that are important for global societies in the face of climate change and sea level rise.
|More than 400 shark species live in oceans around the world. Find out how sharks help keep marine ecosystems healthy in this episode of "What Sam Sees."
About What Sam Sees:
Jump into the water with scuba diver Sam and discover the amazing world of underwater animals. The Sam Cam gives you a secret look at her ocean adventures, which she goes on with aquarium experts whose exclusive interviews add more fun to the journey.
RECOMMENDED READING MATERIALS @ YOUR LIBRARY
|GOOD NIGHT OCEAN
by: Mark Jasper
Call Number: PB CHILD JASPER
Series: Good Night Our World
Explores whales, fish, crabs, eels, octopus, penguins, walruses, swordfish, seals and sharks, battleships and submarines, beaches, islands, reefs, harbors, bays, icebergs, the Coast Guard, fishing boats, and more. An educational and enriching book set in diverse environments of the world's oceans.
|CREATURES OF THE DEEP: IN SEARCH OF THE SEA'S MONSTERS...
by: Erich Hoyt
Call Number: 591.77 HOY
Readers will get a glimpse of the amazing variety of creatures found in the deepest parts of the ocean. Weaving together details from the latest scientific research about sharks, giant squid, dragonfish, huge tube worms, clams, and tiny microbes of the deep-sea vents, Hoyt embarks on a magical journey roaming across the abyssal plains and descending into deep-sea trenches more than 20,000 feet down.
|WHAT IF YOU COULD SNIFF LIKE A SHARK?: EXPLORE THE SUPERPOWERS...
by: Sandra Markle
Call Number: J 591.77 MAR
If you could have any ocean animal's superpower, who would you choose? If you could shapeshift like a giant Pacific octopus, you could squeeze through even the smallest gaps. If you could snap your claws like a coconut crab, you could slice through sheets of metal. An awesome book of ocean animal superpowers!
|SUPER SEA CREATURES AND AWESOME OCEAN ADVENTURES
by: Popular Mechanics for Kids
Call Number: J 591.77 SUP
Set sail for a big adventure on the high seas with our fearless team of Popular Mechanics hosts. You'll swim along with dolphin friends, visit Sea World and other aquariums to help take care of turtles, manatees and sea lions, dive with sharks, and explore the largest submarine canyon on North America's West coast.
|THE BLUE PLANET: A NATRUAL HISTORY OF THE OCEANS
by: Andrew Byatt
Call Number: 591.77 BYA
From space, Planet Earth is blue. In the entire solar system, Earth is the only planet that has water in liquid form in such quantities as 70 percent is covered by water; small wonder that the human beings have always been so fascinated by the oceans and what lies beneath. The Blue Planet leads up on a voyage of exploration from the coasts, the very edges of the oceans, to the deep where weird and monstrous fish lurk in a world of perpetual darkness.
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