David Hastings Marine Science

is a marine geochemist and chemical oceanographer

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David Hastings Marine Science is a marine geochemist and chemical oceanographer. He landed on the shores of Tampa Bay in 2000 to teach marine science, environmental science, and chemistry at Eckerd College. Dr. Hastings started this adventure studying chemistry at Princeton University and received his Ph.D. in chemical oceanography from the University of Washington. His primary research interest is paleoclimatology, understanding the history of past climate changes as revealed in ocean sediments. David Hastings Professor also studies the impact of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico on ocean sediments and microplastics in the marine environment.

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Marine Biologist
November 17, 2022

Why Should I Study Marine Biology?

If you study marine biology, you will learn more about the world of marine science and become more knowledgeable about it. It will also help you to have the opportunity to perform research and job duties. In addition, it will allow you to earn a good salary. Writing and communication skills Having good writing and […]

October 27, 2022

What Is the Difference Between Marine Science and Marine Biology?

The differences between marine biology and marine science are numerous. The two fields study the biology and ecology of the marine environment. Marine biology studies the behavior of ocean organisms. For example, kelp, sea grass, and coral reefs are ecosystem engineers that reshape the marine environment, creating habitat for many other species. Seabirds While there […]

Marine Biologist
October 13, 2022

What Does a Marine Biologist Do?

If you’re wondering what a marine biologist does, you’ve come to the right place. Marine scientists use low-light, fiber optic observational equipment to study deep-sea creatures without disturbing them. They also use satellites to collect vast geographic ocean data. These data can help marine scientists determine the characteristics of the ocean’s warm water currents and […]

December 11, 2020

Marine Science Specialist Dr. David Hastings Explains How Growing Dead Zones Are Suffocating The Oceans

Dr. David Hastings, a Florida-based marine science expert and ocean advocate outlines the increasing risk to marine life posed to the world’s oceans by dead zones. Regions of the ocean starved of oxygen, so-called ‚Äúdead zones” have more than quadrupled in size since the middle of the last century. Posing a significant risk to marine […]

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