Working in Earth Sciences – Marine Biology 2

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Working in Earth Sciences - Marine Biology 2

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  Last updated December 12, 2017 at 11:19 am

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Shirley’s job revolves around discovering and studying new sponges, that might hold the key to developing new medicines for hard to cure illnesses. She spends her time both in the lab as well as out on boats and diving to explore and study new species. She talks about her role, how she got into it, and why she loves her work so much.


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