Toau and Fakarava Atolls

May 15, 2019 - National Geographic Orion

Following three days in the heights of the Society Islands and one day at Makatea, we woke this morning in an entirely different setting. Just after sunrise, we entered our first atoll at Toau. Both here and in the afternoon at Fakarava, we enjoyed these tropical paradises both above and below the water.

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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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