This week at Macquarie Island

  • 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.

  • 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.

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