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what's the diffrence between marine biology and oceanography?

b/c i dont really want to study like plankton, coral, and those things, i want to do more of like penguins, sea otters, polar bears, type of thing. and if neither of these fit that, then could you please tell me what does. thank you so much! i just read something about a wildlife biologist, what's that?

Asked By: audrey - 7/7/2008
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http://www.whoi.edu/science/marinecareers/field_oceanography.php... More
Answered By: Heather H - 7/9/2008
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Oceanographers study the geology of the ocean floor and are engaged in satellite mapping and oceanic tectonic plates, in addition to many other duties; whereas marine biologists are first and foremost concerned with studying marine organisms and any other things that are a direct influence on those living organisms.
Answered By: Professor Armitage - 7/7/2008
 
An Oceanographer is more like a geologist..but just studies the geology under the ocean floor rather than on dry land. A marine biologist is more concerned with the organisms living in the oceans, yes, like plankton, fish, etc. A wildlife biologist studies animals on land. There are different types of wildlife... More
Answered By: birdgirl - 7/8/2008
 
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