When you’re a marine biologist and you want to take a dip, the first thing you want is a deep dive, the second is an aquatic mammal or animal, and the third is an invertebrate species that you want in your lab.
But in the last 10 years, the marine mammal community has become increasingly vocal about what they see as the problems with ocean management, and their concerns are getting more and more vocal.
In a recent survey of more than 600 marine biologists, researchers at NOAA Fisheries and the University of New Mexico found that the majority of scientists surveyed are concerned about what’s happening to marine life in the oceans, and they feel like they are being unfairly treated by federal and state agencies.
“We have been very much marginalized in this field because we have been saying things that are a bit outside the mainstream,” said marine biologist Jason Miller, who has spent the last few years studying the impact of the warming oceans on marine life.
Miller is part of a new organization called the Center for Marine and Antarctic Studies that’s attempting to address these issues, and he said his group is growing at a rapid pace.
“We’re going from 20 or 30 members a year to 200 members in about a year,” Miller said.
Miller has been working with the Center since January to create a new program that will be a platform for scientists to share their experiences and findings on the impacts of climate change and other environmental issues on marine animals.
He said the Center’s program will provide a platform to share research findings, provide resources to marine biologists and marine conservation organizations, and help scientists identify the next generation of scientists and research groups to join.
“The biggest challenge we face in our field is getting people to talk about it,” Miller told ABC News.
Miller said it’s easy for researchers to assume that because they are working in a field that is focused on marine biology, they know what the impacts are, and that’s not necessarily true.
“I think that’s a very simplistic way to look at things, because the reality is, you have to be a marine scientist to be doing that, and you have got to be willing to take risks,” he said.
The Center for Maritime and Antarctic Research was established in 2015, and it is one of many marine science programs that are struggling to find the right people and space for their research.
“Our goal is to create the best environment for scientists, because we don’t want to lose anyone,” Miller added.
“And we want to have the best scientific environment possible so that people can stay and continue to do what they do best.”
To be sure, the ocean is the heart of our oceans.
And although the ocean has changed a great deal in the past few decades, the animals and plants that live in it have not.
And scientists are trying to understand what the impact has been on these animals and the plants that support them.
But the changes are not going to disappear anytime soon.
“This is a huge, big change, and I don’t think there’s going to be an end to it,” said Dr. Matthew Smith, an oceanographer at the University Of Maryland.
Smith said scientists are worried that the warming temperatures are causing some species of fish and other invertebrates to adapt to the change in the water.
The changes in the ocean have caused some species to become more tolerant to saltier water, he said, and some species have evolved into more efficient and productive fisheries.
The oceans are a large area of the Earth, and while we have a finite amount of space to research the oceans in a way that is both accessible and reproducible, Smith said, we need to be careful in how we do it.
“That means we need people to understand that we’re dealing with a large and changing area of water,” he explained.
Smith, who is part-time at NOAA and has done his research at the center for three years, said scientists need to know that their work is being done in a safe environment, and not in an attempt to “save someplace or someplace else.”
“I think we have to do our best to be sensitive to the fact that we are doing something that is impacting the ecosystems around us, and we have had to deal with it,” he added.
Smith also noted that there are other ways to do research on the oceans that aren’t based on the use of invasive species.
For example, some studies have looked at the impact that the introduction of invasive plants is having on certain marine animals, and Smith said it is not clear how these plants affect marine animals in the long run.
Scientists at the Center also say that the new program needs to address the many issues scientists are having to deal on the ground.
“The marine biologist has a lot of concerns, the aquatic biologist has an even greater amount of concerns,” said Miller.
“So it is hard to get the research program up and running because we need resources, and so the first step is to have a really