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"Marine Biology is...

The scientific study of animals, plants and other organisms that live in or near the ocean and other saltwater environments such as estuaries and wetlands.1 One of the most important reasons for the study of sea life is simply to understand and preserve the world we live in. (besides that fact that most marine biologists are cool, loveable creatures)

About 71% of the surface of our ocean planet is covered by salt water. The average ocean depth is 3.8 km with a volume of about 1,370 x 106 km3 (equal to a 1 mile square column of ocean water over 300 million miles high which is about 1,376 times the distance to the moon, 3.5 times the distance to the Sun, and 2.3 times the distance to Mars). Since life exists throughout this truly immense volume, the ocean constitutes the single largest (>90%) repository of organisms on the planet. These organisms include members of virtually all phyla and are tremendously varied.

Ever wondered how scientists assess fish stocks and quaotas?? Read this great guide from ICES


Learn more about marine biology in the forum..

Jacques Cousteau (1910-1987)introduced millions of landlocked people to the mysteries of the sea aboard his famous vessel, “The Calypso,” with his television series, “The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau,” and his many documentaries. The environmentalist and scuba pioneer co-invented the aqualung, developed a one-person, jet-propelled submarine and helped organize the first manned undersea colony. Find out more about Jacques.






At last a shop for Marine Biologists by Marine Biologists.

High on quality, easy on the sand dollars.


For faster delivery and cheeper postage we have a shop for Europe and a shop for North America. If you dont fit either of these, please make your selction through the europe shop and to place an order.

We also have a fantastic range of TEAM ZISSOU clothing from the the film The Life Aquatic, read about the film here (sorry, no speedos as yet)...

Visit it the shop to see the whole range Click to order from Europe or North America


"People protect what they love."

- Jacques-Yves Cousteau









Have you got a great idea for a t'shirt? If we agree, you will get two free t shirts of your own design.. email your ideas to


We always love to here your news OR things you find interesting.. submit your stories to us ()

One thing ties all marine biologists together is our love the sea, its life and its systems. Even the hardiest of statistics or industry worn marine biologist couldn't deny this somewhere down the line.

A second reason is that the job does come with a certain ore and wonder; We all at some time enjoy being able to say I am a marine biologist

With this in mind its about time we had some decent t'shirts and ways of celbrating this. Sorry, there are no airbrushed dolphins on this site.

How do I become a marine biologist?
We get lots of requests from people wanting to be marine biologists, adventurers or film makers.. click here to find some advice!


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