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Top 42 Marine Biologist Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Marine Biologist. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Marine Biologist resumes they appeared on. For example, 9.2% of Marine Biologist resumes contained Water Samples as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Marine Biologist actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

These Are The Most Important Skills For A Marine Biologist

1. Water Samples
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2. Invasive Species
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3. Ecology
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Here's how Ecology is used in Marine Biologist jobs:
  • Research concentrated on biological oceanography, marine ecology and the physical anatomy and behavior of marine mammals and birds.
  • Presented findings to public during tours, as well as explained general Sarasota Bay Ecology, History, and Wildlife.
  • Participated in nearfield and in-plant aquatic ecology monitoring programs for major electric power generating station in New York, New York.

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4. Aquarium
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Here's how Aquarium is used in Marine Biologist jobs:
  • Educated public about pacific northwest animals -Managed the cold water portion of the aquarium, with 3 employees reporting to me.
  • Ensured the well-being of animals; prepared food, cleaned aquariums, maintained filtration equipment, monitored health, etc.
  • Worked closely with the aquarium's staff of divers to effectively carry out dive operations within an aquarium dive setting.
  • Remodeled and designed multiple successful enrichment programs for the aquarium's African Black-Footed Penguin and Giant Pacific Octopus.
  • Supervised the proper handling and safety of fish and other ornamental species for aquarium displayed.
  • Participated in fishing trips to Florida Keys and Myrtle Beach to collect species for aquarium.
  • Prepare and feed the animals within the Aquarium's collection.
  • Design, build and maintain various holding tanks and aquariums.
  • Redesigned museum aquarium, improving animal health care.
  • Designed and built acrylic aquariums for clients.

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5. Animal Care
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Here's how Animal Care is used in Marine Biologist jobs:
  • Trained new employees, interns, and volunteers in animal care procedures, maintenance duties, and safety precautions.
  • Travel to further education in animal care, training, and conservation.

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6. Fish Species
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Here's how Fish Species is used in Marine Biologist jobs:
  • Collected biological data from many different fish species caught in the Bering Sea.

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7. Habitat
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Here's how Habitat is used in Marine Biologist jobs:
  • Designed & Constructed Animal Wetlands Sanctuary, Bridges in Marshlands and Reconstructed Animal habitats for Nesting & Breeding.
  • Compiled and analyzed species and habitat data.

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8. at-Sea Data Collection
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9. Noaa
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Here's how Noaa is used in Marine Biologist jobs:
  • Identified and reported violations of MARPOL, NMFS, and NOAA rules and kept up-to-date with continually changing regulations.
  • Enter data into NOAA databases and extrapolate data into graphs and charts.
  • Filled out NOAA required paperwork daily.
  • Collect 6-20 fish in NOAA sampling grids via shrimp trawl, trolling, pelagic longline and bandit reel methods.

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10. Biological Samples
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Here's how Biological Samples is used in Marine Biologist jobs:
  • Collected and prepared specimens and biological samples for pathology testing, toxicity testing, preservation and DNA analysis.
  • Identified marine mammals, seabirds, salmon species and other fish species, as well as collected biological samples.
  • Collect randomly, biological samples and data, with the use of statistical practices.
  • Collected biological samples from various fish species.

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11. GPS
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12. Special Projects
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Here's how Special Projects is used in Marine Biologist jobs:
  • Maintained detailed records daily regarding all accomplishments, special projects, and observations during the workday.
  • Participated in special projects such as gut analysis of various Bering Sea fishes.
  • Participate in various special projects.
  • Carried out assigned special projects (eg.

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13. WI
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Here's how WI is used in Marine Biologist jobs:
  • Conducted daily presentations to educate the public regarding wildlife and conservation, including threatened and endangered species.
  • Recorded behavioral and health issues while assisting veterinarians with animal rehabilitation.
  • Assisted veterinary staff with routine and emergency procedures as needed.
  • Researched and assisted with grant procurement and funding opportunities.
  • Created working relationships with culturally diverse populations.
  • Maintained a professional attitude with management and co-workers
  • Complied with all regulatory requirements.
  • Lead PSO on 2D seismic project in the Chukchi and Arctic Sea with both visual and a towed PAM array.
  • Complied with USDA/APHIS standards for housing marine mammals in captivity, and prepared for facility inspections when needed.
  • Gained experience with quarantine methods for new fish and coral to help prevent the spread of disease.
  • Assisted in the maintenance and care of all other animals within the Aquarium.
  • Worked well with the public and as a team with all Aquarium staff.
  • Subcontracted by Lewis Environmental Services, Inc. for Flour Daniels, Inc.
  • Funded by the Wildlife Conservation Society through Dos Mares Coastal Zone institute.
  • Respond to questions from the public following each presentation.
  • Project details will be provided upon request.
  • Organized and conducted experimental studies with live animals in controlled or natural surroundings.
  • Assist with environmental impact surveys in hard bottom, reef, and seagrass communities.
  • Gathered information on marine mammal and seabird interactions with the salmon set gillnet fisheries in Yakutat, Alaska.
  • Survey of hypoxic events over seagrass beds within Sarasota Bay, Florida.

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14. Environmental Impacts
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15. Data Analysis
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16. Biology
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Here's how Biology is used in Marine Biologist jobs:
  • Skilled instructor that led groups in kayaking, snorkeling, hiking, and lab oriented biology courses.

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17. Oil Spill
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18. CPR
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Here's how CPR is used in Marine Biologist jobs:
  • Obtained wilderness safety training certification, Water Wise boater's safety training, and first aid and CPR certification.

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19. Oceanic
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Here's how Oceanic is used in Marine Biologist jobs:
  • Reported data to the National Marine Fisheries Service; a branch of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

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20. Customer Service
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Here's how Customer Service is used in Marine Biologist jobs:
  • Provided excellent customer service during sales transactions.
  • Cooperated with staff to provide excellent customer service and maintain a clean, well-functioning public facility.

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21. Nitrate
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22. GIS
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Here's how GIS is used in Marine Biologist jobs:
  • Work with Project Managers on the administrative and logistic preparation and development of Marine Salvage operations.
  • Received NOAA Marine Biologist certification.
  • Provide assistance to supervisors and project leaders with logistic coordination and materials for jobs on the Alaska Region, as needed.
  • Used GPS/GIS/ArcView for mapping research sites and habitat delineations.
  • Earned Federal Observer Biologist certification from NMFS Monitored activity aboard commercial fishing / processing vessels in the Bering Sea
  • Field Biologist Coordinated daily scheduling and environmental sampling at electric generating power plants.
  • Characterized the New River Estuary shoreline and vegetation zones in the field using Trimble GPS equipment and ArcGIS software
  • Served as staff marine biologist, educator and aquarist.

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23. Food Preparation
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Here's how Food Preparation is used in Marine Biologist jobs:
  • Maintained marine mammal habitat, including food preparation, daily feeding.

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24. BRI
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Here's how BRI is used in Marine Biologist jobs:
  • Cultivated and harvested brine shrimp from eggs while their yolk sac is still attached to improve nutritional value to smaller animals.
  • Summer internship working with Professor, Dr. Tara Cox and graduate students, Sabrina Bowen and Robin Perrtree.
  • Conduct debriefing interviews of returning North Pacific Groundfish Observer Program scientists (observers).

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25. ADF
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Here's how ADF is used in Marine Biologist jobs:
  • Improved captain's and fishermen's view of ADF&G, and diffused any lingering conflict.
  • Created and sent catch reports to ADF&G after each fishing trip and reported violations.

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26. Natural History
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Here's how Natural History is used in Marine Biologist jobs:
  • Bay in Fajardo, Puerto Rico and explained the ecosystem and natural history of the area.

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27. Esas
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28. Email
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29. Wide Array
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30. Nepa
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Here's how Nepa is used in Marine Biologist jobs:
  • Aided in the composition of natural resource EIS/EA documents for government and private agencies, to meet NEPA approved compliance requirements.

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31. Mote
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Here's how Mote is used in Marine Biologist jobs:
  • Based out of remote field camps and lived in tents, canneries, apartments or cabins.
  • Performed educational trips with various school groups and MOTE summer camps.

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32. Accurate Records
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33. Food Intake
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Here's how Food Intake is used in Marine Biologist jobs:
  • Performed daily documentation of animal behavior, health, enrichment, and food intake.

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34. Coli
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Here's how Coli is used in Marine Biologist jobs:
  • Water quality monitoring and analysis (Coli form test, pH, DO, Salinity, Turbidity and TDS.)

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35. Research Vessels
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Here's how Research Vessels is used in Marine Biologist jobs:
  • Used various means of transportation such as skiffs, research vessels, and float planes, ATVs or on foot.

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36. Overall Health
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Here's how Overall Health is used in Marine Biologist jobs:
  • Provided veterinary care by examining animals for signs of illness or disease and establish the overall health for the animals.

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37. Facility Inspections
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38. Usda
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39. Aphis
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40. Government Agencies
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Here's how Government Agencies is used in Marine Biologist jobs:
  • Prepared and produced proposals for government agencies.
  • Record and prepare daily data reports to share and explain findings with government agencies.

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41. Technical Reports
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Here's how Technical Reports is used in Marine Biologist jobs:
  • Initiated and conducted fisheries research projects, developed Access databases, and wrote technical reports.

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42. Different Species
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20 Most Common Skills For A Marine Biologist

Water Samples

12.5%

Invasive Species

8.3%

Ecology

7.8%

Aquarium

7.3%

Animal Care

6.3%

Fish Species

6.3%

Habitat

6.3%

at-Sea Data Collection

6.3%

Noaa

5.7%

Biological Samples

5.7%

GPS

5.2%

Special Projects

3.6%

WI

2.6%

Environmental Impacts

2.6%

Data Analysis

2.6%

Biology

2.6%

Oil Spill

2.1%

CPR

2.1%

Oceanic

2.1%

Customer Service

2.1%
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Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Marine Biologist

Rank Skill
1 Water Samples 9.2%
2 Invasive Species 6.1%
3 Ecology 5.7%
4 Aquarium 5.3%
5 Animal Care 4.6%
6 Fish Species 4.6%
7 Habitat 4.6%
8 at-Sea Data Collection 4.6%
9 Noaa 4.2%
10 Biological Samples 4.2%
11 GPS 3.8%
12 Special Projects 2.7%
13 WI 1.9%
14 Environmental Impacts 1.9%
15 Data Analysis 1.9%
16 Biology 1.9%
17 Oil Spill 1.5%
18 CPR 1.5%
19 Oceanic 1.5%
20 Customer Service 1.5%
21 Nitrate 1.5%
22 GIS 1.5%
23 Food Preparation 1.5%
24 BRI 1.5%
25 ADF 1.1%
26 Natural History 1.1%
27 Esas 1.1%
28 Email 1.1%
29 Wide Array 1.1%
30 Nepa 1.1%
31 Mote 1.1%
32 Accurate Records 1.1%
33 Food Intake 1.1%
34 Coli 1.1%
35 Research Vessels 1.1%
36 Overall Health 1.1%
37 Facility Inspections 1.1%
38 Usda 1.1%
39 Aphis 1.1%
40 Government Agencies 1.1%
41 Technical Reports 1.1%
42 Different Species 1.1%
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