--- In marinebiologistswanted@y..., sshuter02 <no_reply@y...> wrote:
> Have any of you ever thought that there is more to marine biology
> than looking at whales and dolphins and saying how cute they are?
> you ever thing that whelks and limpets might have some kind of
> influence of how marine ecosystems work? This course is not "crap."
> and it does not give marine biology a bad name. It IS marine
> no one ever said that marine biology had to deal with whales and
> dolphins, or even animals. It is the study of life in the oceans.
> is very foolish to think that whales are the only things that live
Well, I'll tell you now, I NEVER thought that marine biology solely
consisted of whales and dolphins and "saying how cute they are", for
your information I am NOT one of those people who are only interested
in cute and cuddly, I have a scientific interest in animals, my first
ambition was to be a vet. What I do not believe is right is to study
ONLY invertebrates, which my course more or less did. You yourself
obviously know little about ocean life or you would realise that
marine mammals are the top of the foodchain and also play a major
role in the ecosystem of the oceans. You know nothing of the course
I was on obviously. can you explain the relevance of GM crops to
marine biology??? No, I don't expect you can, but we had to write an
8000 word essay on the subject for an assessment. Or the importance
of Indian railways??? Again, one of our lecture topics. If you had
joined a student science society how would you react if your
fieldtrip consisted of a visit to Flamingoland to see the sea lion
show and ask the trainer questions?? Thankfully I never endured this
stupid childish waste of time. If you are devoted to shells and the
stuff that lives in them then you are as sad as the folk I've spent
the last three years being bored to death by.