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Indian-American Antarctic explorer has mountain named after him

Akhouri Sinha   | Photo Credit: PTI

In a rare honour, the U.S. has named a mountain in Antarctica after eminent Indian-American scientist Akhouri A. Sinha, whose pioneering biological research expedition provided vital data about animal populations.

The honour was accorded to Mr. Sinha, adjunct professor in the Department of Genetics, Cell Biology and Development at the University of Minnesota, by the U.S. Geological Survey.

Mr. Sinha was a member of a team that catalogued population of seals, whales and birds in the pack ice of the Bellingshausen and Amundsen Seas using U.S. Coast Guard Cutters Southwind and Glaciers in 1972 and 1974.

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