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Marine Geology

Marine Geology

By: Kellyn Amayapd. 8

What is Marine Geology?Marine Geology is the study of the composition, structure, and history of Earth's crust specializing in ocean areas. More specifically, Marine Geologists investigates the seafloot from coastal areas to abyssal depths (10,000 - 20,000 ft in ocean depths) depths of the ocean. They also study how sediments are deposuted into the oceans. This type of career provides useful information on past climates.

Job RequirementsWhat type of education would you need to become a Marine Geologist? College degrees count for 93% of the job, high school education counrs for 7%, ans even if you had some college, it would still count as 0%.

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Where do you work? Marine Geology isn't just wrorking in the field, meaning oceans. A Marine Geologist will have to work in all four settings: field, lab, office, and you'll even have to travel.

How much will you earn?Salaries are dependent on how much experience you have. For example, if you have a good experience in this career, you could earn up to approximately 50.00/hour. Imagine that! That would equal more than $100,000 a year!

Marine Geologist salaries earned in different places. (yearly)

More Info:To learn more about Marine Geology, you can visit;

Where can you find oppurtunities for employment?One place where there could be job openings is the Institute for Geophysics, involoving Marine Geology and Geophysics. You can also access their website, www.ig.texas.ed, and you can submit your application there. Also the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI), is looking for motivated Marine Geologists. You can visit their website at


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