Apr 6, 2021

Micronesian Student in Mariana Trench

Nicole Yamase on the deck of the DSSV Pressure Drop Photo: RNZ Pacific / Giff Johnson

What does the floor in the deepest part of our oceans look like? Only a handful of people are able to answer that question. One of them is Nicole Yamase, PhD candidate in the Marine Biology Graduate Program of the University of Hawaii. The young woman from the Federated States of Micronesia dove deep into the Mariana Trench and came back not only with an answer, but also with a motivating message for young Pacific Islanders.


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