The Science of Marine Biology. History of Marine Science. Marine Biology- Defined. The study of plants, animals, and other organisms in the ocean. To understand Marine Biology, you need to understand some marine chemistry, geology, social sciences, technology, seamanship, physics, and others.
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History of Marine Science
Invasive species destroy native species
Erode piers, walls
Foul ships, clog pipes
Clam bakes as far back as the stone age
Harpoons and fishhooks of bone and shell have been found
Soon labs were established that allowed marine biologists to keep organisms alive and work over longer periods
o Hopkins Marine Station in Pacific Grove, CA
oScripps Institution of Oceanography in La Jolla, CA
o Friday Harbor Marine Laboratory in Friday Harbor, Washington