The Great White Shark Scientist by Sy MontgomeryDr. Greg Skomal, biologist and head of the Massachusetts Shark Research Program, is investigating a controversial possibility: Might Cape Cod’s waters serve as a breeding ground for the great white shark, the largest and most feared predatory fish on Earth?
Sy Montgomery and Keith Ellenbogen report on this thrilling turning point in marine research and travel to Guadeloupe, Mexico, to get up close and personal with the sharks. This daring expedition into the realm of great whites shows readers that in order to save the planet and its creatures, we must embrace our humanity and face our greatest fears.
How do you become a marine biologist? - Earth Unplugged
Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings - Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems. Getting Information - Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources. Interacting With Computers - Using computers and computer systems including hardware and software to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information. Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events - Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events. Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates - Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
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Skip Navigation. Did you swim a lot in the ocean growing up? Do sharks fascinate you? Shark Biologists face the elements of nature and the sea, expertly wield electronic sonar equipment, and rule over their lab and research facility. As a Shark Biologist, you know everything about sharks-what they eat, how they mate, and how fast they grow. Generally, you specialize in one type of shark. You strive to learn how the animal reacts in different situations; how currents, temperature, and light affect them; or why they struggle with disease or reproductive problems.
Becoming a marine or shark biologist is the path most often taken by aspiring students aiming to build a career working with sharks, and yes many shark biologists are featured on shark week each year. This is expected, as scientists can give new perspectives and offer great discoveries on shark ecology. To start with, shark research is an academic career and ultimately the value and success of your career will be determined by the quantity and quality of your scientific publications hard core academic publications. Thus, I always caution people who want to become marine biologists. If your goal is to interact and swim with sharks on a regular basis, then marine biology is possibly not for you. And you may be able to feature your shark research on Discovery channels shark week at some stage! Try your hand as a shark biologist — Learn how!