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Old 12-21-2009, 06:58 AM
 
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Hi all,
I live in England and I am going to be a marine biologist. I am going University over here in England but after that I want to move to America because I love it! I'm into music and big cities. I will put up with any weather apart from extreme extreme heat. I have looked into many cities and I wold like to ask your opinions, out of these cites, on which city is for me....

New York -
Boston -
Chicago - love the city and love the aquarium!
Philly-
Tampa -
Atlanta - same reason as Chicago.
DC-
San Fran -
Houston -
San Deigo -
Seattle-

Most of these are close to the ocean so you would think marine biology oppourtunites would be there.

My current favourite is San Deigo because it looks beautifull and if i ever want to work more closely with Marine Mammal Seaworld is for me, however I know that San Deigo is expensive!!!

Your advice would be greatly appreciate thankyou
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Old 12-21-2009, 01:21 PM
 
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How can you forget Miami? I believe the U. of Miami actually has a good marine biology program too.
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Old 12-21-2009, 02:15 PM
 
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
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Boston is close to Woods Hole Oceanographic
San Diego has Seaworld and Scripps

Both are costly, but not unaffordable
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Old 12-21-2009, 02:24 PM
 
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Hi all,
I live in England and I am going to be a marine biologist. I am going University over here in England but after that I want to move to America because I love it! I'm into music and big cities. I will put up with any weather apart from extreme extreme heat. I have looked into many cities and I wold like to ask your opinions, out of these cites, on which city is for me....

New York -
Boston -
Chicago - love the city and love the aquarium!
Philly-
Tampa -
Atlanta - same reason as Chicago.
DC-
San Fran -
Houston -
San Deigo -
Seattle-

Most of these are close to the ocean so you would think marine biology oppourtunites would be there.

My current favourite is San Deigo because it looks beautifull and if i ever want to work more closely with Marine Mammal Seaworld is for me, however I know that San Deigo is expensive!!!

Your advice would be greatly appreciate thankyou

Galveston (a suburb of Houston) has Texas A&M University @ Galveston which specializes in marine sciences. Relatively affordable and nice place to live, although hurricanes can happen there
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Old 12-21-2009, 03:18 PM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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If you want to avoid extreme heat, stay away from Houston and Atlanta. Their summers get really hot.

It also depends on your budget too. There's a big difference in NYC and Philly as far as $$.
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Old 12-22-2009, 07:40 AM
 
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Thankyou for all the advice

I have ruled out the following - Atlanta,New York,San Fran and Tampa.

I am still looking at - Houston,Seattle,DC,Philly,Boston,Chicago and San Deigo

Please keep the advice coming and how exactly extreme is the Houston summer???
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Old 12-22-2009, 09:07 AM
 
Location: The land of sugar... previously Houston and Austin
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Please keep the advice coming and how exactly extreme is the Houston summer???
Climate of Houston - Wikipedia

Summers are definitely extreme, but the rest of the year is not.
We have lots of Brits in Houston, because of the industries here.
My street has two Scot families.
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Old 12-22-2009, 09:41 AM
 
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I think realistically you're going to have to go where the jobs are. There will be an additional hurdle if you don't currently have a visa to work in the United States. I don't know much about marine biology, but it seems like a pretty specialized field. Are their industry-specific job sites you could look at?

You might want to consider doing an internship in the United States before you finish school. That would allow you to make contacts as well as additional experience. Otherwise you're going to be competing for marine biology positions with all the students who attended local (wherever "local" ends up being) marine biology programs and who perhaps will already have part-time jobs, internships, or volunteer experience with the places doing the hiring.
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Old 12-22-2009, 10:06 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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If you want to avoid extreme heat, stay away from Houston and Atlanta. Their summers get really hot.

It also depends on your budget too. There's a big difference in NYC and Philly as far as $$.
Not true at all.

There were MANY days last summer when Atlanta wasn't as hot as NYC.

People tend to forget that Atlanta is 1,000 feet above sea level, nestled in the foothills of the Mountains. It is much nicer here in the summer than many places in the South.
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Old 12-22-2009, 10:11 AM
 
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Does anyone know more about Philedelphia marine biology wise and in general, it looks beautifull???
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