For an excellent selection of resources see:


So you want to be a marine biologist?

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Career Brainstorming Guide:

SeaGrant, Marine Careers:

Profiles of Marine Biologists:

TIME, Sylvia Earle:

Career Girls, Noelle Bowlin:

BBC Earth Unplugged, Rachel Butler:

Smithsonian Education, Nancy Knowlton:

National Science Foundation, Ayana Johnson:

National Geographic, Tierney Thys:

TED, Tierney Thys:

Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Octavio Aburto-Oropreza:

Scripps Institution of Oceanography – “A Scientist’s Life (in 99 seconds)” Series:


Marine careers

NOAA Hollings Scholarship:

NOAA Student Opportunities:

Monterey Bay Aquarium (California) Internships:

Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (California) summer internships for undergraduate and graduate students and educators:

Smithsonian Internships:

National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates overview:

Programs at sea:

Marine Careers: Internships and Fellowships (

NOAA Office for Coastal Management: Coastal Management Fellowship (

Additional Career Resources:

Educational / Classroom Resources:

National Geographic resources:

NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research:

Schmidt Ocean Institute:

“Swim with giant sunfish in the open ocean,” Dr. Tierney Thys’ TED Talk:

Universities and Graduate Programs

Marine Bio for Students