This week at Macquarie Island

  • Close up photo of top half of king penguin with ocean in background

    1 February 2013 Single page view

    The MIPEP hunters review December in pics, the life of the island's penguins is examined, science, exploration, more birds, wildlife and incredible landscapes all from Macca.

  • Expeditioner standing on a rocky ledge high up, ocean in background

    25 January 2013 Single page view

    MIPEP update, bird poo DNA - what it can tell us and much more on work and play at Macquarie Island.

  • Close up of three king penguins heads and long necks

    18 January 2013 Single page view

    The rolling, grassy and sometimes snowy hills and shores of Macquarie Island are filled with history, wildlife and work. This week we say goodbye to some good friends and update you on the work that keeps us here.

  • Two tourists in red jackets aiming their camera's at thousands of royal penguins

    11 January 2013 Single page view

    Macquarie Island's rich and varied flora and fauna, including tourists!

  • The Macca team on Christmas Day

    4 January 2013 Single page view

    Christmas, Boxing Day and New Year's Eve at Macca.

  • Paul, Peter Mooney and Richard pose together smiling outside on Macquarie Island

    21 December 2012 Single page view

    Macca's final 2012 edition includes visiting tourists, orcas and the usual (but never ordinary) tales of work and photos of all there is to find on this beautiful, remote island. Wishing our friends, family, colleagues and our Antarctic friends a very Mery Christmas.

  • Cape petrel - a close up shot with petrel on rock

    14 December 2012 Single page view

    Macca expeditioners prepare for tourist season, share more stunning photos and provide details of ongoing work.

  • The grass, Agrostis magellanica, growing out of coastal cushion plant

    7 December 2012 Single page view

    MIPEP hunters do it tough but get rewarded, tourists preparation is underway and expeditioners clean-up, dress-up and showcase the flora and fauna of Macquarie Island with some stunning photography.

  • A large elephant seal stands up against a fence

    30 November 2012 Single page view

    Updates on the usual work at Macca include a report on endemic orchids, photos of a very large yet acrobatic elephant seal and more of the same which is never ordinary.

  • Rockhopper penguin

    23 November 2012 Single page view

    At Macquarie Island, we carry on with vital work including pest eradication, bird census, hut maintenance, remediation and taking photos of all the amazing creatures and landscapes that make this place so unique.

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