1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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2113-19 Marine Biologist

Studies the anatomy, physiology, characteristics and environments of marine animals and plants.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is a bachelor degree or higher qualification. In some instances relevant experience is required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • plans and undertakes experiments to study, measure and understand marine animals and plants
  • examines the relationships between marine animals, plants and water quality factors such as salinity, temperature and oxygen content
  • advises on commercial applications of marine research such as aquaculture and fisheries
  • prepares or supervises the preparation of laboratory reports and scientific papers
  • may supervise technicians or other experimental staff

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