Makatae, Tuamotus, French Polynesia

Aug 29, 2018 - National Geographic Orion


One of the most surprising things about this expedition has been how drastically different each location has been. Makatae, with its intriguing geological formation and natural wonders, was certainly no exception.

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Chris Cook

Naturalist

A self confessed “animal nerd,” Chris falls under many titles: marine biologist, marine interpreter, dive master, science communicator, and naturalist. Chris was lucky enough to grow up on the East Coast of Australia, where there are no shortage of different coastal environments to explore. While growing up, his friends would be surfing while he would be under the waves, snorkel and mask on looking for fish and all the weird and wonderful creatures he couldn’t get enough of. This love of the ocean lead to him completing a Bachelor of Science in 2005.

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