Vaitahu and Hapatoni, Marquesas

May 05, 2019 - National Geographic Orion


There was so much to share from our adventure today. Some of us went on long hikes, some focused on taking photos, while others were quick to immerse themselves within the local Polynesian culture. I would like to share with you pictures of the local marine inhabitants, the octopus being our uncontested highlight.

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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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