Teacher on way to Antarctica

Posted: Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Allan Miller, a teacher from Sterling, has arrived in Punta Arenas, Chile, and has started posting updates on the Oden Expedition to McMurdo Station in Antarctica.

Here is an excerpt from a recent post:

“We’ve arrived, are on the Oden, and are deep into preparations to depart for Antarctica tomorrow. (It has) has been determined that my skills and talents would best be served during the voyage if I was to be responsible for reporting the basic information about where we are and what we are seeing.

“Specifically — once we’re under way — I’ll be responsible for giving wildlife reports and letting you know just what kind of environment these animals need to survive.

“As of today our contacts have been primarily human — but the biologists from Sea World are promising that just as soon as we leave and head for Cape Horn and Tierra Del Fuego we’ll be seeing whales, seabirds, and marine mammals galore.”

The Oden Expedition is being funded by the National Science Foundation, where Miller is serving as an Albert Einstein Fellow.

To follow the expedition’s progress, visit www.polartrec.com.

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