Makatea

May 01, 2018 - National Geographic Orion


Today was an incredible day spent exploring the uplifted coral island of Makatea.  Our day was filled with endemic birds, exploring the grotto, stunning scenery, and crystal clear snorkeling and diving.  A little slice of paradise for sure.

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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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