From 11:00PM PDT on Friday, July 1 until 5:00AM PDT on Saturday, July 2, the Shmoop engineering elves will be making tweaks and improvements to the site. That means Shmoop will be unavailable for use during that time. Thanks for your patience!
We have changed our privacy policy. In addition, we use cookies on our website for various purposes. By continuing on our website, you consent to our use of cookies. You can learn about our practices by reading our privacy policy.
© 2016 Shmoop University, Inc. All rights reserved.

Marine Biologist

Physical Danger

The hazards of a research marine biologist are pretty obvious, yet we'll still spell them out for you. S-H-A-R-K-A-T-T-A-C-K. Sorry, we just had to. The ocean can be a scary place with unknown creatures lurking in your shadows and ready to bolt and bite or sting at any moment. It's probably best to keep a vial of urine in your wet suit just in case that jellyfish gets you. Because marine biologists collect their samples in the water, drowning is always a distinct possibility, too (unless of course you are wearing those arm floaties). To be completely honest, the most frightening hazard on the job is wetsuit wedgies. There's no cure for that, so tread carefully.

Advertisement