Leading a trip to antarctica

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Subject: Leading a trip to antarctica
From: Phil Hansbro <>
Date: Thu, 17 May 2001 14:50:46 +1000 (EST)
Hi all I have cleared this with the powers that re advertising etc. I'm
trying to lead a trip to Antarctica but there's not enough nymbers. It's a
good opportunity for birders because it will be a specialist birders trip.

Here's a paragraph about the trip.

Hope no-one is offended.


>The Southern Ocean is truly one of the world's most inspiring Ornithological
>sanctuaries in the world. Home to the Wandering Albatross and their elegant
>motion, they patrol the rolling ocean in search of food or just to enjoy
>their freedom as they glide for kilometres on the ever-present wind
>currents. Recorded flights of up to 8000 kilometre round trips reflect the
>endurance, range and enviable freedom that has been bestowed on this
>enviable species.
>Aurora Expeditions have scheduled a specialist trip for enthusiastic bird
>watchers in November 2001 and will concentrate on the identification,
>photography and study of the biology of birds in this unique environment.
>Dr Phil Hansbro, will be leading the trip. He is an expert on seabird
>classification, biology and is capable of the identification of all species
>that could possibly be encountered at sea.
>A high objective of the voyage is that previously only 13 species of
>Albatross were recognised worldwide. However, recently it has been proposed,
>and widely accepted by the scientific community, that these should be
>divided into 23 species of Albatross. This trip will be a chance to go with
>a leader who is one of the few who have the knowledge and experience to
>identify the newly split species of Albatrosses at sea.
>This trip will also be a research trip and observers will be asked to
>participate in the at sea survey of seabirds. All results will be logged
>into the 15 year old Antarctic seabird database of the Australian Antarctic
>This 20 day voyage sails to the wildlife rich islands of the Falklands,
>South Georgia and then onto the Antarctic Peninsula. Observations will be
>made from the vessel, the fleet of Zodiacs and from shore landings. The
>voyage begins and ends in Ushuaia, Argentina with packages including return
>economy airfares, 7 nights accommodation and transfers starting from $16,400
>per person twin share with limited availability. Contact Aurora Expeditions
>on 1800-637-688 for your copy of the brochure and to check availability or
>visit the website located at:

Dr Phil Hansbro
Discipline of Immunology & Microbiology
Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences
University of Newcastle
Newcastle NSW 2308
Tel: +61 2 49236819
Fax: +61 2 49236814

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