This week at Macquarie Island

  • Chick staying cool sitting on its nest in partial shade

    24 February 2017

    Time to check on our cape petrel chicks and the Macquarie cushion is getting some attention this season, as well as science interpreted by a carpenter!

  • Sunset at Hurd Point

    17 February 2017

    Northern giant petrel chicks are counted; tradies go on an island tour and an update from our weed hunters.

  • three people under a 'start' banner ready to begin a long trek with a dog mannequin

    10 February 2017

    This week Stay Here triumphs in the relay; Horse shares his winning photos and we saw a plane!

  • A white-headed petrel sitting in a burrow

    3 February 2017

    This week we catch up on white-headed petrels, expeditioners and the Australia Day swim, our unexpected beach visitor and Stay Here off on tour.

  • Light mantled albatross chick

    27 January 2017

    An albatross and skua update, Murray shares his tour-guiding experiences, Stay Here goes boating, and congrats to Pete Raymond who welcomed twin boys to the family.

  • Antarctic tern chick sitting on the nest in amongst the rocks and vegetation

    20 January 2017

    New plant pics, Antarctic tern chicks and a visit from a chinstrap penguin.

  • Cormorant in flight with nesting materials

    13 January 2017

    Penguins learn to swim, we learn about the remediation project and cormorant chicks are revealed.

  • A woman holds up her penguin stubby holder

    6 January 2017

    Happy New Year to all! As expected, it's been a busy time of social activities for people here on the island while nature has been busy smashing the annual rainfall record.

  • Lots of royal penguins walking on a track

    23 December 2016

    Merry Christmas to all! This week we welcome a new island resident, hear how Becca has enjoyed her time and catch up on the wildlife activity at Sandy Bay and some works around station.

  • A close up photo of an elephant seal that is moulting

    16 December 2016

    Field training for new arrivals gives an intro to the island; fur seal counting and our first group of tourists for the year land on the island

  • Three gentoo penguins running down the road.

    9 December 2016

    Our wandering albatross and gentoo chicks are getting bigger; we revisit our photo points and pay some attention to clouds in the sky.

  • Microscope image of springtails from the Green Gorge region

    2 December 2016

    Grey petrel tracking results, a summer resupply around the wildlife, cute skua chicks and island invertebrates all revealed this week. And December 3 is the anniversary of the Nella Dan's unfortunate demise at Macca - we have an eyewitness account.

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