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David Hastings Professor
November 17, 2022

Salary Ranges and Career Opportunities for Marine Scientists

Salary ranges for marine scientists vary considerably. Depending on the location, experience, and skill level, a marine scientist can earn from $46,000 to $111,000 annually. This article will discuss the earning potential of marine scientists and provide information about career options. Listed below are the average salaries for marine scientists and the range of possible […]

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David Hastings
October 28, 2022

Does Marine Biology Require Math?

The answer to the question, “Does marine biology require math?” depends on your goals. Some marine scientists have a background in math. Others don’t. They must be willing to work hard, read books, watch videos, or take math courses online. Whatever your reasons for wanting to study marine biology, math will play a significant role […]

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September 16, 2020

David Hastings Professor and Marine Science Expert Discusses How Alternative Energy Sources are Competing with Fossil Fuel

“It’s a common and dated misconception that fossil fuels are somehow cheaper than renewable sources of energy,” says David Hastings, professor and marine science expert. “That may have been true a decade ago when alternative technology was still developing, but there are now electrical power plants using wind and solar power that are less expensive […]

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David Hastings
September 4, 2020

David Hastings Professor and Marine Scientist Explains How We Can Lessen Our Contribution to Climate Change

As our planet warms, extreme weather including hurricanes, wildfires, and extreme heat are becoming more intense. Sea levels are rising at a rapid rate while prolonged drought puts pressure on food crops and land-based ecosystems. As a result of this rapid environmental change, numerous species of plants and animals are being driven to extinction. “It’s […]

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Dr. David Hastings
August 21, 2020

Dr. David Hastings Reveals Impact of Microplastic Particles Found in Tampa Bay Waters

Dr. David Hastings recently retired from Eckerd College, reveals the impact of billions of microplastic particles recently identified in Tampa Bay, Florida. Four billion microplastic particles were estimated to exist in Florida’s Tampa Bay late last year. A marine science expert, Professor David Hastings, provides insight into the impact of such particles, both in the Tampa Bay […]

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