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UH ethnobotany professor dies at age 91

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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - She was known as the "First Lady of Limu."

A world-renowned botanist and professor at the University of Hawaii passed away Thursday night.

Doctor Isabella Aiona Abbott loved working with all types of seaweed and teaching college students.

Also known as "Izzy," she was the expert on central pacific algae.

Among all of her awards, she was most proud of being called a living treasure by the Honpa Hongwanji and being the first woman on the biological sciences faculty at Stanford, where she taught for 30 years.

Doctor Isabella Abbott was 91 years old.

VIDEO: Pioneering Scientist Isabella Abbott.

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