Marine Biology has never been more important. Humans are tampering with the delicate ecosystem, causing unknown havoc and irreversible damage to our seas. As there is more and more of a strain on producing food, water, and electricity, we will turn to the sea as an alternative source.
But why study Marine Biology in Australia? Well, we have created a list of the main reasons!
Australia has the benefit of being surrounded entirely by sea, and so there are many possibilities for hands on learning. Whereas in other countries you would be learning about sea life in a class room, plenty of Australian Universities offer the possibility of diving regularly into the sea.
Great Barrier Reef
Australia has the pleasure of hosting the world’s most famous reef, with an enviably large cluster of hundreds of thousands of kinds of sea life. Studying anywhere in Queensland will give you the opportunity to regularly visit the Great Barrier Reef, where you will gain a far more hands-on experience than if you studied anywhere else.
Save the turtles
Turtles are the focus of a great deal of environmental campaigns, with the slogan ‘Save the Turtles’ branded everywhere. Turtles absolutely surround Australia, and so the chances of being able to see and work closely with them is very high. Australia is home to many Turtle rescue centres, where turtles who are sick or hurt are taken care of until they are fit enough to return to the sea. There are many opportunities to volunteer at these sanctuaries.
Australia is the epicentre of Marine Biology
Australia boasts some of the world’s very best Marine Biology courses, has the biggest and best Marine Biology researcher and hosts some of the top jobs for Marine Scientists. Even if you study Marine Biology elsewhere, your career will most likely bring you to Australia, so why not study with the best?
Here is a list of the top Marine Biology universities in Australia which offer on-campus learning (diving):
- The University of Sydney
- University of Adelaide
- The Australian National University
- Curtin University
- University of Technology Sydney (UTS)
- University of Wollongong
- Flinders University
- Macquarie University
- Western Sydney Australia