Reason 2 for becoming an oceanographer: You get a porthole, intrepid people have portholes to look out of. And when you are very lucky you wake in the morning to find that there are icebergs floating past your porthole. This only happens to the very intrepid.
I was a PhD student at the Australian National University studying climate archives in deep-sea corals along Australia's eastern seaboard. This is me in Puerto Rico where I was diving scientifically and carrying around pineapples. I now have a proper job at Geoscience Australia and a not so proper job sometimes making science programs - www.kellystrzepek.com