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Monterey Peninsula College
980 Fremont Street
Monterey, CA 93940


Marine Geologists


Study composition, structure, and history of the earth's crust specializing in ocean areas; examine rocks, minerals, and fossil remains to identify and determine the sequence of processes affecting the development of the earth; apply knowledge of chemistry, physics, biology, and mathematics to explain these phenomena and to help locate mineral and petroleum deposits and underground water resources; prepare geologic reports and maps; and interpret research data to recommend further action for study.

Other titles in this work field include:

  • aquatic chemist
  • biological oceanographer
  • chemical oceanographer
  • marine geophysicist
  • ocean scientist
  • oceanographer
  • physical oceanographer



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