Marine Biologist Maxine WestheadBiology Oceanography 

What Does a Marine Biologist Do?


Our friends over at Techsploration in Canada inspire people to make the world a better place with science. That’s why they’ve produced this short video about marine biologist Maxine Westhead. In it, she explains how and why she became a marine biologist, and what she loves most about her work. Are you passionate about protecting marine life, but unsure of how to make that passion into a career? See how Maxine’s work as a marine biologist is making a difference to protect our precious oceans and the creatures that live in them, such as our beloved sea turtles, whales, tuna, and corals.

Techsploration’s Women In Action series delivers a quick overview of over forty careers in sciences, technology, trades, and engineering. The series features short clips of various female role models, such as a chemical engineer and a web designer, who share “the best thing” about their careers. The series introduces young women to careers in which females have been chronically underrepresented. The purpose is to inspire confidence in young women that they can explore and thrive in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers.

Techsploration is a not-for-profit community organization based in Nova Scotia, Canada with a goal to increase the number of women working in science, trades, technical and technology-related occupations by assisting young women to explore career options in these fields. Since its inception almost 18 years ago, Techsploration has impacted more than 10,000 young women and countless role models, teachers, parents, and volunteers. Each participant leaves the program as a champion for changing gender stereotypes and encouraging policies and practices that create and maintain diversity in school and work.


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