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Becoming a Marine Biologist

What it takes, and where it can take you

As a child, who hasn’t dreamed of exploring the ocean to study the amazing animals that live there—but what does it take to become a marine biologist, and what would your career look like once you got the degree?

Join us as we talk with three marine biologists about their differing career paths and how they got to where they are today.


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Season 5, Episode 6
Originally aired October 18, 2023
Speakers & Host:
Nathan Formel
Nathan Formel

Research Assistant, Sensory Ecology & Bioacoustics Lab, WHOI

Brandon Jones
Brandon Jones

American Geophysical Union President-Elect

Ann Tarrant
Ann Tarrant

Senior Scientist & Associate Dean of Academic Programs, WHOI

Veronique
Veronique LaCapra

Host and Director of Special Projects, WHOI

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