This week at Macquarie Island

  • Snoozing royal penguins

    14 November 2014 Single page view

    TASPAWS summer ranger Andrea shares her first impressions of Macquarie Island, or Macca as it is known to the locals.

  • Seal weaners trying to get into enclosure

    7 November 2014 Single page view

    Expeditioners at Macquarie Island get summer programs underway.

  • Passengers aboard the LARC

    31 October 2014 Single page view

    Our summer season at Macca gets underway with a visit from L'Astrolabe last weekend.

  • TASPAWS wildlife ranger Mike on the beach at Lusitania Bay with king penguins

    24 October 2014 Single page view

    Macquarie Island expeditioners completed the all-island elephant seal population survey count, cameras in hand.

  • An expeditioner at Mt Jeffryes VHF repeater station

    17 October 2014 Single page view

    A trip to the southern end of the island at Hurd Point, and a search and rescue exercise at Macca.

  • Fur seal on rock covered with Colobanthus moss

    10 October 2014 Single page view

    LARC training in preparation for arrival of the first resupply voyage of 2014, visits to Secluded Beach and Sandy Bay, and winter hangs onto the plateau.

  • Close up of bull elephant seal head, mouth open while he calls out

    3 October 2014 Single page view

    Springtime at Macca and the wildlife on the beaches is stunning. There is also a track upgrade and two birthdays!

  • Mum and newborn pup

    26 September 2014 Single page view

    The story of Macca's replica Stay, the plastic labrador which acts as a bit of a station mascot. Seals also return, with the circle of life displayed in pics.

  • Expeditioner and elephant seal

    19 September 2014 Single page view

    Macca crew complete a rare west coast boating trip to Bauer Bay, orcas are spotted and seals just can't stop photobombing!

  • Macca wintering station crew

    12 September 2014 Single page view

    Macca's TASPAWS rangers are conducting their annual northern giant petrel census, and our first baby elephant seal for the year has arrived. Plus a photobomb by a cheeky seal.

  • Ranger Chris sits amongst the mossy rocks of Macquarie Island looking reflective

    5 September 2014 Single page view

    A marine debris clean up along part of the west coast of Macquarie Island was conducted last week, with a surprising find: a message in a bottle!

  • A large male elephant seal rests his head gently on a female as he gazes at the camera with a pleasant expression

    29 August 2014 Single page view

    The annual animal migration begins with a leopard seal arriving on Macquarie Island. Expeditioners commence LARC training - they're boats, they're trucks, they're both! A cheeky elephant seal or two keep watch over a new machinery shed, and the inter-station darts tournament heats up with bullseyes!

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