Misconception: Marine Biologists All Study Whales & Dolphins


Whales and dolphins? Amazing! Playing with them all day? Sadly, not part of my job description…

Many believe that all marine biologists study whales and dolphins for a living and have the luxury of playing with or even training these animals all day. Let’s be clear, studying whales and dolphins IS an option when you’re a marine biologist. However, most of us study other forms of the VAST assemblage of life under the sea. Whales and dolphins are, no doubt, vital components of marine ecosystems – and well worth studying. But it takes a lot more than cetaceans for an ecosystem to thrive, which is why we’ve got to study sooo much more!

Learn more about my life as a marine biologist here: http://SciAll.org

Learn more about my research in marine biology here: http://mikegil.com/research/

Complete a short survey after watching here (this helps me make more videos that show the action and adventure behind REAL, cutting-edge science from my career as a marine biologist!):
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The music was created by my brother, Danny Gil, and his awesome band Downfall 2012: http://SciAll.org/art-and-science/Downfall2012

Thanks for watching — let’s Get The Secret Out…

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