Meet Ocean Explorer Lily Kukui Gavagan

Corps of Exploration member Lily Kukui Gavagan is more than just a science manager in training; she is an ocean explorer and marine biology graduate from the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo where she studied ocean microbiology. In this video, Kukui talks about her experience sailing onboard E/V Nautilus as part of the science team and shares advice. 

As part of Ocean Exploration Trust’s ongoing efforts to build an equitable and ethical relationship with the Papahānaumokuākea Native Hawaiian Cultural Working Group to appropriately weave Hawaiian culture into deep sea exploration expeditions and connect with curious minds across Hawaiʻi and around the world, we’re featuring voices of featured Kānaka ʻŌiwi (Native Hawaiians) explorers who are part of our expedition team.