As a marine scientist and artist, Oriana Poindexter is well aware of the long history of women who study marine life. “Historically, women would go tide pooling at low tide and collect kelp from the tide pools without actually getting all the way in the water,” she said.

Based in San Diego, Poindexter studies sustainable fisheries and ocean habitats. As an artist she uses photography “as an excuse to go looking for things outside and in nature.” Rather than wading, though, Poindexter dives to get an intimate look at the ocean.


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