Marine Biology Personal Statement

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My interest in Marine Biology stems from both my education in the sciences & also my love of the Ocean & diving. My current Biology A-Level course has inspired me to learn more about how organisms live & interact in the same environment. I find this to be very relevant in terms of Marine Biology, as a reduction in species diversity will have a knock-on effect on the whole ecosystem, this is due to the delicate balance of the marine ecosystem. Another section of the A level course which interests me is the process of eutrophication, this is another way in which my A level course links with Marine Biology, it can have devastating effects on British Canals & lakes, due to the loss of aquatic life from anoxic water conditions. As a Junior Member of the Marine Biology Association I enjoy reading the articles in the twice-yearly magazine & use the journal access to expand my knowledge.
As a qualified Scuba diver for the last 6 years I have been fortunate to experience diving in some of the world’s best locations, this has fuelled my passion for
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Last year I completed the NCIS course, this lasted 3 weeks where I not only completed team activities, fund raising & volunteering but also had the opportunity to live independently, helping me set up for university life. I enjoy keeping fit, this is mixture of Gym, Swimming & Running.
My diving & science studies have inspired me to learn more about this fragile & largely undiscovered eco system. I have worked hard to build up key skills needed to become a valuable student & ensure I can make a significant contribution to this field, & secure a role as a professional & respected Marine

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