• Question: in your profile i saw something about snorkeling and the ocean i was wondering if you have know anything about marine biologist and what they do like i know they help the sea animals and stuff but thats really it do you have any further information about it?

    Asked by satlyy.sheila to Alex on 28 Apr 2016.
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      Alexander Taylor answered on 28 Apr 2016:

      Marine biologists do a lot of different things, depending on what specific question they’re studying. A friend of mine who is a marine biologist goes scuba diving on reefs in Okinawa, Japan, every summer. She collects a specific kind of fish, and notes where they are and their numbers. In the winter, she watches how those fish interacts with a specific bacteria in study tanks in the lab, and runs experiments on them. Her question is about how those bacteria transmit from fish to fish. Other marine biologists might collect seawater samples from boats, or survey the catch of fishing boats.