Limu named after Kaua‘i marine educator

Courtesy of NOAA / Dr. Monica Paiano

Courtesy of Kaua‘i Ocean Discovery / James Yamamoto

Kaua‘i marine educator Yumi Yasutake works with an elementary school class during a field trip to the Salt Pond reefs.

HONOLULU — A team of scientists recently published the scientific description of a new species of red algae from the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument that was named after a widely-respected marine educator and scientist, Yumi Yasutake of Kaua‘i who passed away on April 30, 2021, at the age of 41.