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Michael League


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Occupation: Teacher
Organization: Millsboro Middle School

Michael League grew up in coastal Massachusetts, playing sports and sneaking away to the beach at every opportunity. At an early age, his parents took him to a fabulous aquarium where he tried to learn the name of every fish. Thanks to that fateful trip, Mr. League learned how to SCUBA dive, and has been using that as a means to explore the world beneath the waves ever since. In 2004, Mr. League went to the bottom of the Pacific Ocean in the submarine DSV Alvin to study hydrothermal vents. (Hydrothermal vents are underwater volcanoes that are home to some of the most unusual animals on Earth.) The best part about the expedition was sharing it with students all over the world through technological means. A year later, Mr. League traveled to McMurdo Station, Antarctica to dive under the ice and study the amazing animals that live in the coldest water on the planet. Mr. League is a science teacher at Millsboro Middle School in Millsboro, Delaware. Outside of the classroom, Mr. League can be found playing with a new piece of technology, cycling, or walking the beaches of Southern Delaware with his wife and their puppy, Mac.

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Re: [PolarTREC] Weddell Seal Adaptation Challenge 10/2

Thanks for the great question.

Weddell seals have many physical adaptations.  A physical adaptation is a structure or characteristic of their body that makes them good at living in their habitat.  Here are a few to think about:

September 15, 2013 - 6:37am
Re: [PolarTREC] Twain

Thanks, AL!

I loved that quote as well. It really sank in for me today.


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March 25, 2013 - 11:40am
Re: [PolarTREC] tracking Fairbanks...

Thanks for the post! My puppy is cute, but not useful in packing.

I'm glad you're following along.


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March 25, 2013 - 10:25am
Re: [PolarTREC] Weddell Seal Adaptation Challenge 10/2

Yes, you are absolutely correct! Penguins also use countershading as a way to camouflage. Great connection! Thanks for following.


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June 20, 2012 - 8:19am
Re: [PolarTREC] having fun

Hi Jiyah,

I'm getting Phil ready to come back to class. He'll be back soon!
Thanks for asking. We can't wait to see you!


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December 4, 2011 - 6:19pm
Re: [PolarTREC] Thank you all!


Thanks so much for your very kind words. The entire team is very
grateful to all who have followed our expedition and we will continue to
update our web site as more of the research is completed and we can
answer some of your fabulous questions, asking us to...{read more}

October 21, 2011 - 1:07pm
Re: [PolarTREC] Turtle Picture

Hey Zachary,

We'd love to help you. Check your email for a note from us!


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October 21, 2011 - 1:07pm
Re: [PolarTREC] Hey, Mr. League....

Hi Robbie!

Great to hear that you're doing well this year. Yes, I am actually just
finishing my stay in Antarctica and heading back to Delaware. We
collected over 1,000 worms and the experiments are going on right now.
It'll take some time to figure out exactly what...{read more}

October 21, 2011 - 1:07pm
Re: [PolarTREC] Mystery Photo from 9/14 journal

Hey Mario,

You should check out Theodore's most recent adventure. You can do so,
by clicking

Thanks for following!


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October 15, 2011 - 7:52pm
Re: [PolarTREC] Questions!

Sofie and Kyra,

Great questions!

Capitella, the worms we're interested in, help breakdown dead stuff
and microscopic material in the sediment. Some other species of worms
feed on plankton floating in the water and still others feed on larger
dead...{read more}

October 14, 2011 - 12:37pm

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