List of Famous Marine Biologists People

List of Famous Marine Biologists

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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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Marine Biologists
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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

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    • Age: Died at 87 (1910-1997)
    • Birthplace: Saint-André-de-Cubzac, France
    • Profession: Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Author, Oceanographer, + more
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    Charles Darwin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Marine Biologists
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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

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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 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Marine Biologists
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    Sylvia Earle appeared in the 2012 documentary film Chasing Ice.more

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    • Age: 80
    • Birthplace: Gibbstown, New Jersey, United States of America
    • Profession: Aquanaut, Lecturer, Scientist, Author, Oceanographer, + more
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    Rachel Carson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Marine Biologists
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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

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    • Age: Died at 57 (1907-1964)
    • Birthplace: Springdale, Pennsylvania, United States of America
    • Profession: Marine biologist, Biologist, Conservationist, Author, Essayist, + more
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    Hans Hass is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Marine Biologists
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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

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    • Age: Died at 94 (1919-2013)
    • Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
    • Profession: Documentary Filmmaker, Presenter, Photographer
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    Carl Chun

    Carl Chun is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Marine Biologists
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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

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    • Age: Died at 62 (1852-1914)
    • Birthplace: Hoechst AG
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    Eugenie Clark is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Marine Biologists
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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

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    • Age: 93
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Ichthyologist, Zoologist
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    M. A. R. Koehl

    M. A. R. Koehl is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Marine Biologists
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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

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    • Age: age 67
    • Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States of America
    • Profession: Marine biologist
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