Diana Pazmiño- sees things we can´t see

10 February, 2023

The 11th of February every year is the UN’s International Day for Women and Girls in Research.

We’d like to alert everyone, of course, but Diana Pazmiño, a marine biologist in the Galapagos, is currently very exciting because she’s doing e-DNA research.

E-DNA is about using DNA coding to track what is in the sea without seeing the animals or organisms with your own eyes. You can therefore, just by taking a water sample, read which fish are swimming there.

That’s her area of research, but she also spends a lot of time working with children and youth from the Galapagos to get them interested and aware of what’s happening in the ocean.

Reportage: Kajsa Grandell
Photography: Simon Stanford

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