Marine biologists study of marine or saltwater organisms. They are interested in a number of marine features, including the process of marine development, how organisms interact with one another and the ecosystem, and how organisms adapt to their environment. Marine biologists focus on increasing knowledge of the fluid environment and how marine organisms function today in order to predict how ecosystems will cope with large-scale changes such as global warming, overfishing, and pollution. (

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The University of Manitoba does not offer specialized training in Marine Biology, but does offer degree programs in Biological Sciences and Environmental Sciences. Within these programs students can complete a range of relevant courses including those focused on animal physiology, aquatic ecosystems, and marine biodiversity. Please view the links below for more information about training programs at U of M and others in North America. 

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Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials - information for foreign-trained biologists and other related scientists

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