MarineBio - California
1995 Fairlee Drive
Encinitas, CA 92024 USA
Phone: +1 (713) 248-2576
If you have questions or want to learn more about MarineBio, please see our About Us page and our Frequently Asked Questions below. You are, of course, welcome to write to us, however due to the large volume of mail we receive we are unable to answer every letter. For those of you seeking information about marine biology or conservation, we encourage you to browse MarineBio.org!
Answers to the marine biologist interview questions are on the students page. Because this assignment has become so popular throughout the U.S., unless you're a MarineBio Conservation Society member, we can't be available for personal interviews due to the huge number of requests we receive.
firstname.lastname@example.org | +1 (713) 248-2576
David Campbell :: President/Founder - email@example.com
Ginelle Smith :: Public Relations/Media Specialist - firstname.lastname@example.org
Interested in becoming a Partner or Sponsor? Contact us or see our Partners & Sponsors page.
Interested in becoming a Volunteer or Intern? Contact us or see our Volunteers & Internships page.
Joni Lawrence :: Vice President - email@example.com
The following are summaries of the most frequently asked questions we receive.
Since 1998, we have been an all volunteer nonprofit organization of marine biologists, students, professors, and conservation advocates working together to share the wonders of the ocean realm to inspire conservation, education, research, and a sea ethic. For information on the founder and current directors, see our About Us page, which also lists information about our mission and philosophy.
Currently we cover most of the costs ourselves, although we have some help from sponsors on the site and the generous donations from our members. We also receive help from our contributors and interns who have contributed to the site as either professionals or interns. See our MarineBio Projects page to see what projects we're currently working on to achieve our Mission.
Not at this time though we are always seeking talented interns/volunteers to help out with the immense work we have yet to do.
Contact our Founder, David Campbell at David@marinebio.org or us at +1 (713) 248-2576 to discuss the possibilities. We are currently seeking Directors of the following: Dolphins, Pinnipeds, Fishes, Coral, Crustaceans, Echinoderms, Plankton (Phyto and/or Zooplankton) and the Deep Sea. See - /scientists for more information.
We are looking for biology, zoology, marine biology, etc. students and/or marketing or communications students who wish to gain some experience and to supplement their resumes. Internships are volunteer virtual assignments to help with the MarineBio Network itself and it's various projects. Areas include:
1. Expansion/refinement of content in the Ocean, Marine Conservation and Marine Life sections - please read those sections and email David@marinebio.org with suggestions, references, URLs, etc.
2. Projects on the Projects page - see /research/projects/
3. Marketing/PR work - work would include writing letters and emails to potential partners, helping with our online/offline marketing plan, etc. Email David@marinebio.org if you're interested, and please send a brief description of your background and a few words about what aspects of the above you would like to get involved with and how you think you might benefit MarineBio's Mission.
1. Please visit our Marine Conservation section to learn more about a Sea Ethic, Sustainable Fisheries, Biodiversity, Global Warming, Habitat Conservation, Sustainable Tourism and more. Knowledge is power. Tell others about it, talk to strangers, tell your kids... the ocean needs our help and we need the ocean.
"Since our species first evolved, we have concentrated our efforts on ensuring the survival and well-being of ourselves, our families, our tribes, and, more recently, our nations. Now we must broaden our focus once more to embrace the goal of ensuring the survival and well-being of our living planet. Deciding how we will maintain the biological parts and processes of our home, how we will save, study, and sustainably use life on Earth, is a challenge far beyond anything humankind has faced. But alternatives that fail to maintain our biotic systems will inevitably lead to diminishing living standards, to widespread misery, and, finally, to death on a scale beyond anything that has befallen our species... all within the life span of a single massive coral head. People and institutions can avoid this by keeping the goal of maintaining the integrity of life constantly in mind as we formulate and implement our strategies to conserve biological diversity." - Dr. Carl Safina
3. We also highly recommend Marine Conservation Biology: The Science of Maintaining the Sea's Biodiversity edited by Michael E. Soule, Elliott A. Norse, Larry B. Crowder, Marine Conservation Institute, Island Press, 2005
5. Make a donation and/or join the MarineBio Conservation Society and help us continue spreading the word and more.
Not in the traditional sense because we are a nonprofit organization (though non-tax deductible traditional advertising is possible, contact us for more information). However, we do offer a Network Sponsorship Program. See our MarineBio Sponsors page for more information.
You may also "Suggest a Site" to us here /oceans/ocean-resources/. We will review and add it wherever we think it would be most useful to members and visitors.
At this time we are open to all possibilities. If you are involved in marine research, education, conservation or photography/videography, etc. we would like to hear from you. Or if you like what we do and would like to help support our efforts, you can contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or at +1 (713) 248-2576.
All those who join or make donations to the MarineBio Conservation Society are considerd either MarineBio Conservation Society donors or members.
At this time we do not produce any printed materials, such as brochures, etc. and with at least 1,000 pages of content on the MarineBio Network we do not offer printed copies for free. You are free to print your own copies of pages of interest.
We appreciate all feedback concerning content on the MarineBio Network. When an error is found, please click the appropriate link under "Feedback?" on species home pages or simply email us at email@example.com and describe what you found to be in error. We will review it and make updates as soon as possible. If you find an error related to scientific data, please be sure to include a reference to published literature so that we can verify the correction.
We are not paid by any of those we link to on the MarineBio Network. All links from the network were chosen by us or suggested by visitors and then reviewed by us as useful or interesting resources for those visiting who are usually interested in marine life, research, education or conservation. If your site meets our standards then we may include a link to your site in a number of places. You can suggest a site to us in the following way: Email the link and a short description to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wonderful! Please send us an email to email@example.com if you would like to help build a page on the network for your country or State.
Please review the content and posts at: Marine Biology Education Resources.
That will depend upon many factors, see our list of schools that offer Marine Biology degree programs at /marinebio/careers/us-schools/ (US schools) and /marinebio/careers/international-schools/ (schools outside the US). The lists are always changing and contain what we think are the majority of schools offering degree programs in Marine Biology to help people just like you.
Sure! We recommend any topics that have to do with marine conservation. Marine conservation is a vital subject that currently is too often ignored in mainline research. One book we would like to recommend as a great resource for possible research topics concerning marine conservation is Marine Conservation Biology - The Science of Maintaining the Sea's Biodiversity.
Please see the 11 common questions answered under Frequently Asked Questions on http://marinebio.org/students
We currently have many Marine Biologists as members of our very popular Facebook Group located at https://www.facebook.com/groups/marinebio. We'll look forward to seeing you there!
So are we! We have hundreds of pages and counting of information just for you. You might start at The Ocean section where we explore some of what is known about the ocean in what is essentially an online introduction to marine biology and ocean science. The Marine Life section is the essence of MarineBio, so in this section we explore information on the biology, morphology, behavior, ecological relationships, taxonomy, and conservation status of the fascinating marine life that inhabits the ocean from nanoplankton to Blue whales. The Marine Conservation section covers some of the key issues in marine conservation and we hope that by helping to educate the public we can mobilize action to stop the destruction, prevent the loss, and preserve what's left of marine life in our largest living space—the ocean. We hope you enjoy your journey and we love feedback directly via email.
Sure, we love a challenge though we usually recommend the many books out there for the best help with species identification. If you have a good photo(s) or video and can upload them somewhere on the Web, post your question(s) and links to the photos/videos in the Plankton Forums and we'll be happy to help.
We've made a page of the wonderful books we use everyday at our MarineBio References page at: /research/references/ - most are linked to their Amazon.com pages where if you buy them we get a very small percentage from the sales (4%) that goes directly to help with our efforts. We have also posted our favorite marine life DVDs at http://marinebio.org/research/references/ which are also linked to Amazon.com.
Feel free to email us a link to it at firstname.lastname@example.org or post it in our Facebook Group so that everyone benefits. We also have a Marine Life News page that pulls news from many different sources with news stories generally about marine life at /news.
Great! You can email us suggestions to email@example.com.
The best place to start is in our Marine Conservation section at /oceans/conservation/. If you have any questions, feel free to post them in our Marine Conservation group page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/marinebio. We've listed the majority of marine conservation organizations at /oceans/conservation/organizations with descriptions about them to help you decide which to join if you would like to get involved further. The list is updated frequently, let us know if we've missed any or if you would like to know more about an issue at firstname.lastname@example.org.
See the question above, read Dr. Carl Safina's books, the EYE of the ALBATROSS and the Song for the Blue Ocean that we cannot recommend highly enough as well as Marine Conservation Biology : The Science of Maintaining the Sea's Biodiversity by Michael E. Soule, Elliott A. Norse, Larry B. Crowder, Marine Conservation Institute, Island Press, 2005, visit our "100 Things We Can ALL Do" and Dr. Moyle's "What you can do to save wildlife" and finally, you can make a donation or join the MarineBio Conservation Society to help us continue spreading the word and more.
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