This week at Macquarie Island

  • 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.

  • A picture of Hurd Point hut with an aurora over the sea.

    21 October 2016

    First gentoo chicks have been spotted, hospital training exercise completed and we meet Macca's ducks.

  • A picture of coastline with hills over the water, looking at Unity Bay from Eagle Point

    14 October 2016

    This week we share how any walk is full of new discoveries, more Macca makeovers, pink food for a cancer awareness brunch and an update on our photo points.

  • Northern giant petrel on nest

    7 October 2016

    An update from the northern giant petrel census, the purpose of the Dobson spectrophotometer revealed, more Macca makeovers and our field hut tour moves to Green Gorge.

  • The beach full of penguins

    30 September 2016

    We celebrate our halfway point; seal numbers are growing; Marty finally makes it to Lusi and we look at how Brothers Point Hut came to be.

  • Close shot of a skua from the front

    23 September 2016

    Skuas are back as food opportunities increase, more improvements around station and 20 years this week since Sandy Bay hut was decommissioned.

  • Newborn pup with eyes open

    16 September 2016

    As predicted last week, we have our first seal pups and gentoo eggs, and have set up our photo points. The earthquake was an unanticipated surprise...

  • A large male elephant seal on the beach

    9 September 2016

    Animals everywhere - first leopard seal sightings, orcas off the coast and seals are hauling out. Spring is getting busy on Macca.

  • A healthy Huperzia specimen near Mt. Elder

    2 September 2016

    Great news for plant recovery post eradication, a fancy dress evening, another makeover and some storm action are all part of the week here on the island.

  • Antarctic adult tern with non-breeding plummage

    26 August 2016

    We meet Macca's Antarctic terns, check in the progress of hydro and how vegies used to be grown, and admire the completed Green Store makeover.

  • Large male elephant seal napping on the beach

    19 August 2016

    This week we can see spring is coming, another Macca makeover is completed, whales pass on by and we dip in to the happenings of the 80's.

  • A man stands on the snowy plateau with a pack full of track markers

    12 August 2016

    Still no time to be bored here on Macca tracks need to be marked, a new water supply pipeline is hauled into place and the creative expectations of the Annual 48hr Film Festival take over the station.

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