This week at Macquarie Island

  • 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.

  • Elphant seal bulls fighting over the harem with pup in foreground

    25 November 2016

    Elephant seal census results are in, a couple of our summerers report back on their first ventures at station and the rockhoppers are back on the island too.

  • A male and a female elephant seal lying together showing that the difference in size is quite dramatic

    18 November 2016

    The clean air project is explained and we introduce our first baby fur seals.

  • A king penguin with a mohawk due to moulting

    11 November 2016

    The wildlife continues to inspire and amaze and we get an update on how our green laser is working.

  • A black-browed albatross sitting on its nest in Windsor Bay October 2016

    4 November 2016

    The albatross have come back to the island for summer; a SAR exercise to check preparedness for the season ahead and a new sundeck.

  • Royal penguins standing on the beach in the sunshine

    28 October 2016

    It's all about arrivals this week - the Royals are back and L'Astrolabe has brought the first of our summerers, so winter is definitely over.

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