At Sea to Hawaii

May 31, 2019 - National Geographic Orion


Yesterday afternoon we left behind the Marquesas and set off to retracing paths of the first Polynesian voyagers. However, we know where we are going and are certainly traveling in style. Today is day one of our voyage to Hawaii. I love days at sea like today. For me, sitting on the bow in the tropics is serene. Life is not abundant, but there is plenty to see. Seabirds passed by throughout the day, but my pet highlight today was the various flying fish. They are challenging to photograph and some are stunningly beautiful. Tomorrow I am looking forward to doing it again.

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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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