At Sea towards the Southern Line Islands

Apr 21, 2018 - National Geographic Orion

After a gorgeous afternoon snorkel at the “Aquarium” at Rangiroa, National Geographic Orion sailed north leaving French Polynesia behind.  Our day at sea is taking us to a remote and spectacular destination, the Southern Line Islands.  This remote group is uninhabited and filled with incredible marine life.  Anticipation is high as some of us are looking forward to returning to this amazing place, while others are wondering what it will really be like.  Our day was filled with presentations, delicious meals, some seabirds, a passing school of tuna, and a magnificent double rainbow. 

Tomorrow, we shall arrive at first light to Millennium Atoll.  I cannot wait for the sun to rise. 

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Mike Greenfelder

Undersea Specialist

Mike learned early on that the best way to escape Ohio was to become a marine biologist.  During college at Wittenberg University he attended a semester at Duke University's Marine Lab — that time only confirmed his love for all things oceanic and maritime.  After graduation, Mike promptly moved to Catalina Island in California where he taught marine biology to school kids.  Since 1999, Mike has been working and traveling chasing his three loves: marine critters, photography, and birds.

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