researcher and penguin
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Top photo: Researcher with Antarctic penguin
Bottom photo: Team spells "UTSA" in the snow

UTSA team returns from Antarctic research trip

By Kris Rodriguez
Public Affairs Specialist

(Jan. 22, 2008)--A UTSA research team of four students, UTSA sea-ice expert and research associate professor Stephen Ackley and Boerne High School teacher Sarah Anderson are back from a two-month trip to Antarctica.

The trip was more then they were expecting -- a fire on board the ship knocked out communications systems for a few days, forcing the crew to regroup and return to Chile.

After rearranging their schedule, they headed back to Antarctica and braved hurricane-force winds in sub-zero temperatures. Despite the setbacks, they were able to gather data and conduct samplings on the expedition.

Read more in a Dec. 23, 2007 story from the San Antonio Express-News.