What Is a Person Who Studies Sharks Called?

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A person who studies sharks is called a shark biologist. A shark biologist studies everything about sharks: their habitat, behavior, sexual reproduction, feeding, intelligence and more. Sharks are challenging to observe, and most shark biologists concentrate on researching a specific type of shark, often spending years researching.

In order to become a shark biologist, it is necessary to have a college degree in Marine Biology. A marine biology student can then enter an internship and specialize in shark studies. The student also needs to learn relevant skills, such as diving, wilderness first aid and small boat handling in order to adapt to the challenging and competitive field of shark biology.