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Texas Researchers and Educators Head for Antarctica
August 16, 2007
University of Texas at San Antonio sea ice expert Stephen Ackley and Boerne High School Science teacher Sarah Anderson join a crew of researchers and educators on a two-month expedition of Antarctica's Amundsen Sea. Exploration this deep into this section during this time of year hasn't happened since 1899.
University of Texas at San Antonio
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