Margaret McManus, an associate professor at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, says, “I definitely love my job. And the pursuit of trying to understand how the natural system works is just fascinating. It’s just what our team has a passion for.”
I caught up with her moments before she cast off the western coast of Oahu for a research cruise. These trips involve a lot of work, but it’s an incredible chance to get immersed in a swirling natural world. Have a listen.
Recovery of the autonomous profiler in blue Hawaiian water with golden Hawaiian sunshine.
Ross Timmerman, Margaret McManus, Chad Waluk and Jeff Sevadjian (left to right) deploying moorings.
McManus' research vessel leaves the dock.
Margaret McManus (left) and Kelly Benoit-Bird (right) on the back deck of the Alyce C before a night cruise.
Sunset off the western shore of Oahu, Hawaii. Images courtesy of McManus lab.
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