Dr. Avril Siung Chang is a marine biologist who founded and served as the head of the Environmental Research Program. She has also served as an environmental health adviser for the World Health Organization and the Pan American Health Organization.Know More
Chang was a head researcher on many programs at the Institute of Marine Affairs. She has been published in over 20 scientific journals and technical reports. The government of Trinidad and Tobago relied on Chang's expertise in environmental health during the establishment of the Environmental Management Authority.
Chang has also served on the Trinidad and Tobago National Commission for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.Learn more about Careers
According to Nancy Black, a marine biologist, killer whales don't normally kill people, and there has never been a documented case of a whale killing a person in the wild. There have been some documented cases where trainers have been killed by killer whales, or orcas, at water parks.Full Answer >
The average salary for a marine biologist is around $52,000; the job is highly varied, biologists can find themselves working for industry and educational institutions, alongside geologists assessing risks for deep water drilling, consulting for government agencies determining the pollutants and damage to the environment or developing new products out of marine plants, as outlined by PayScale. On a purely scientific level, marine biologists study patterns in the ocean, analyzing the behavior of wildlife as well as researching their genetics and origins.Full Answer >
Rachel Carson was a marine biologist whose 1962 best-selling book "Silent Spring" ushered in a national ban on DDT and other pesticides. While Carson didn't technically discover anything, the book inspired a grassroots movement that led to the formation of the federal Environmental Protection Agency.Full Answer >
According to About.com, the salary for a marine biologist can range from $35,000 to $110,000 per year for a more established biologist, as of 2014. The term "marine biologist" is a general term for anyone who studies or works with animals or plants that live in salt water.Full Answer >