Why I Want To Be A Marine Biology Essay

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What Does it Take to be a Marine Biologist?

Ever since I was little, I’ve had the same dream of becoming a marine biologist. This started when I was four and saw the whale sharks at the Georgia Aquarium. When I saw them, I immediately asked myself what else this big could live in the ocean? I imagined myself out on open waters studying them and swimming with them. The dream of becoming a marine biologist came to a halt when I moved to San Bernardino. San Bernadino is farther from the ocean. It was hard to stay attached and interested to the ocean. So, as a child I thought about other, “cooler” things to be when I grow up, like a teacher because my mom was, or to just be a billionaire. When I was nine, I moved to beautiful San Clemente. In San Clemente, I am now closer to the ocean, so my interest again skyrocketed and I was automatically interested again. I started to read books on sharks and marine mammals. When I was about thirteen, I learned about a place called the Ocean Institute. At the Ocean
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I’ve imagined being a marine biologist involves lots of collaboration with other scientists and many field studies. Although sometimes it’s hard to work with people that don’t have similar views, collaborating is a very important part of becoming a scientist. I assume that it takes someone with determination. I assume this because being a scientist involves many trials and errors. Little obstacles like errors, help me because I can learn from my mistakes, improve myself, and my work. I have heard that it takes hard work. It takes hard work because you must take good science and math classes, you need to take these classes to get into a “solid” four year college. In college I hope to do more field research on plankton and how the ocean is being affected by humans. As stated, I have heard, imagined, and know a few things about what it takes to be a marine
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