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List of Famous Marine Biologists

List of famous marine biologists, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top marine biologists in the world? This includes the most prominent marine biologists, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable marine biologists is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic marine biologists were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned marine biologists.

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From reputable, prominent, and well known marine biologists to the lesser known marine biologists of today, these are some of the best professionals in the marine biologist field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous marine biologists ever?" and "What are the names of famous marine biologists?" then you're in the right place. (30 items)

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    Jacques-Yves Cousteau AC was a French naval officer, explorer, conservationist, filmmaker, innovator, scientist, photographer, author and researcher who studied the sea and all forms of life in water. He co-developed the Aqua-Lung, pioneered marine conservation and was a member of the Académie ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 87 (1910-1997)
    • Birthplace: Saint-André-de-Cubzac, France
    • Profession: Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Author, Oceanographer + 2 more
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    Charles Robert Darwin, FRS was an English naturalist and geologist, best known for his contributions to evolutionary theory. He established that all species of life have descended over time from common ancestors, and in a joint publication with Alfred Russel Wallace introduced his scientific theory that ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 73 (1809-1882)
    • Birthplace: The Mount, Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Biologist, Scientist, Naturalist, Geologist, Writer
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    Sylvia Earle appeared in the 2012 documentary film Chasing Ice. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 80
    • Birthplace: Gibbstown, New Jersey, United States of America
    • Profession: Aquanaut, Lecturer, Scientist, Author, Oceanographer + 2 more
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    Rachel Louise Carson was an American marine biologist and conservationist whose book Silent Spring and other writings are credited with advancing the global environmental movement. Carson began her career as an aquatic biologist in the U.S. Bureau of Fisheries, and became a full-time nature writer in ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 57 (1907-1964)
    • Birthplace: Springdale, Pennsylvania, United States of America
    • Profession: Marine biologist, Biologist, Conservationist, Author, Essayist + 2 more
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    Hans Hass was an Austrian biologist and diving pioneer. He was known mainly for being among the first scientists to popularize coral reefs, stingrays and sharks. He pioneered the making of documentaries filmed underwater. He led development of the aqualung and of a make of rebreather. He is known, too, ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 94 (1919-2013)
    • Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
    • Profession: Documentary Filmmaker, Presenter, Photographer
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    Carl Chun

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    Carl Chun was a German marine biologist. Chun was born in Höchst, today a part of Frankfurt, and studied zoology at the University of Leipzig, where from 1878 to 1883 he was privat-docent of zoology and an assistant to Rudolf Leuckart. After professorial posts in Königsberg and Breslau, he returned to ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 62 (1852-1914)
    • Birthplace: Hoechst AG
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    Eugenie Clark, sometimes referred to as The Shark Lady, was an American ichthyologist known for her research on poisonous fish of the tropical seas and on the behavior of sharks. She was a pioneer in the field of scuba-diving for research purposes. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 93
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Ichthyologist, Zoologist
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    M. A. R. Koehl

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    Mimi A. R. Koehl is an American marine biologist and Professor at University of California, Berkeley, and head of the Koehl Lab. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 67
    • Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States of America
    • Profession: Marine biologist
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    Ernst Heinrich Philipp August Haeckel was a German biologist, naturalist, philosopher, physician, professor, and artist who discovered, described and named thousands of new species, mapped a genealogical tree relating all life forms, and coined many terms in biology, including anthropogeny, ecology, ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 85 (1834-1919)
    • Birthplace: Potsdam, Germany
    • Profession: Physician, Philosopher
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    Nicholas Farrar Hughes was a fisheries biologist known as an expert in stream salmonid ecology. Hughes was the son of the American poet Sylvia Plath and English poet Ted Hughes and the younger brother of artist and poet Frieda Hughes. He and his sister were well known to the public through the media ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 47 (1962-2009)
    • Birthplace: North Tawton, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Marine biologist, Professor, Potter, Ecologist
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    Bruno Hofer

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    Bruno Hofer was a German fishery scientist, credited with being the founder of fish pathology. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 55 (1861-1916)
    • Birthplace: East Prussia
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    Jane Lubchenco is an American environmental scientist and marine ecologist who teaches and does research at Oregon State University. Her research interests include interactions between the environment and human well-being, biodiversity, climate change, and sustainable use of oceans and the planet. From ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 68
    • Birthplace: Denver, Colorado, United States of America
    • Profession: Marine biologist, Professor, Scientist
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    Anton Dohrn

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    Felix Anton Dohrn was a prominent German Darwinist and the founder and first director of the first zoological research station in the world, the Stazione Zoologica in Naples, Italy. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 69 (1840-1909)
    • Birthplace: Szczecin, Poland
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    Anders Sandøe Ørsted, also written as Anders Sandoe Oersted or Anders Sandö Örsted was a Danish botanist, mycologist, zoologist and marine biologist. He was the nephew of physicist H.C. Ørsted and of politician Anders Sandøe Ørsted. In his early career, he published on Danish and arctic nematodes and on ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 56 (1816-1872)
    • Birthplace: Rudkøbing, Denmark
    • Profession: Botanist
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    Barbara Block is an American marine biologist, and Charles & Elizabeth Prothro Professor in Marine Sciences Evolutionary, Cellular and Molecular Physiology, at Stanford University. She has established the Tuna Research and Conservation Center, with the Monterey Bay Aquarium. more on Wikipedia
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    • Profession: Marine biologist, Professor
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    Sir John Murray KCB FRS FRSE FRSGS was a pioneering Scottish oceanographer, marine biologist and limnologist. He is considered to be the father of modern oceanography. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 73 (1841-1914)
    • Birthplace: Cobourg, Canada
    • Profession: Marine biologist
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    Frederick Allen Aldrich AB, M.Sc., Ph.D. was a prominent marine biologist and educator. He is best remembered for his research on giant squid. Aldrich was born in Butler, New Jersey, and attended Rutgers University, where he earned his doctorate. He began working at Memorial University of Newfoundland ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 64 (1927-1991)
    • Birthplace: Butler, New Jersey, United States of America
    • Profession: Marine biologist, Educator
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    Christoffer Schander

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    Carl Fredrik Christoffer Schander was a professor in marine biology at the University of Bergen, Norway. He was also a thematic leader at the Centre of Excellence in Geobiology. His doctoral thesis, from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, treated the evolutionary relationships of the parasitic marine ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 52 (1960-2012)
    • Profession: Marine biologist
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    Deborah A. Donovan

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    • Profession: Marine biologist
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    Krishnaraj Rai

    Krishnaraj Rai is the father of actress Aishwarya Rai. more on Wikipedia
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    • Profession: Marine biologist
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