Ocean immersion

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    From left, Nai’a Burkart, Lani Alo and Kynan Ledee of Kapaa High School pause during a presentation on oceanography by University of Hawaii at Manoa students on the Kapaa campus Thursday.

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    Kapaa High School students Jake Lambden and Jayden Macugay experiment with a water bottle to understand density during a demonstration from University of Hawaii at Manoa doctorate students Thursday at the Kapaa campus.

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    Kelly Pearson, doctorate student at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, talks about SeaGliders, foreground, and other tools used in oceanography to students Thursday at Kapaa High School.

KAPAA — Kapaa High School junior Nai‘a Burkart already had a knack for science before she heard about being an oceanographer firsthand from Kelly Pearson, a doctoral student in oceanography at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

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