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David Harbour, Alison Sudol sails for Antartica

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and his girlfriend are off to as part of 'Protect the Antarctic' campaign of

The 42-year-old and Sudol boarded the ship in to set sail for They will be helping in the gathering of scientific evidence with the Ocean Sanctuary to safeguard penguins and whales.

Harbour had earlier tweeted to asking, "how many retweets to send me someplace to tell penguin couples I think they have terrific parenting ideologies? Perhaps hone the Hopper dance with the males..."

"Hmm, if you get over 200k well ask the if you can join our expedition to the and dance with the penguins," Greenpeace had tweeted in response.

Harbour took up the challenge and secured 200,000 retweets in less than five hours.

"Get your dancing shoes on, because youll be heading to in no time," Greenpeace had written to Harbour.

Now, both Harbour and Sudol are heading to Antartica, and the actor, in a statement, said, "Well, Greenpeace says the and its surroundings are home to a precious ecosystem, vital to sustaining our future. And that theres penguins there."

"And that I'll get to waddle around with them, discuss their parenting techniques with them and yes, yes, dance with them. And that they'll film it. And that if maybe I get enough support from everybody, they'll gimme that video, so I can rent it out to you (be kind, rewind please)."

Sudol, who plays Queenie Goldstein in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, said,"There is a massive movement to protect these waters, which provide invaluable refuge to marine wildlife, and I am thrilled to join Greenpeace as an Ambassador!"

The 'Protect the Antarctic' campaign is also supported by actors Gillian Anderson, Javier Bardem, Gwendoline Christie, Judi Dench, Ralph Fiennes, Vanessa Kirby, Joanna Lumley, Helen Mirren, Thandie Newton, Simon Pegg, Vanessa Redgrave, Mark Rylance, Alexander Skarsgard, and other prominent celebs from around the world.

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First Published: Sat, February 10 2018. 18:35 IST