Diving right in, student researcher explores ocean habitats

During Nadia Aamoum’s six-month international co-op in the island nation of Seychelles, north of Madagascar, the ocean was her workplace. She regularly conducted research dives off the coast of Mahe Island to survey fish, coral, and invertebrate populations.

“We don’t know that much about the marine environment,” Aamoum explained. “We know more about the surface of the moon. There is just such great intrigue, and diving is the best way to get down there.”

A marine biology major, Aamoum has been diving for five years and has her open water diving certification. She first learned to dive at a resort in Kenya …read more