This week at Macquarie Island

28 January 2011 – All on one page
Sunset at Mawson Point on the west coast Tourist ship visit and personnel movements, Australia Day celebrations, trip to Hurd Point, new helipad and other work on station.

21 January 2011 – All on one page
Tourists with penguins in foreground and ship in background. An amazing discovery, tourists aplenty, baby penguins & an unusual party venue.

14 January 2011 – All on one page
King penguins After having everyone back on station to celebrate and relax over the Christmas-New Year period, Macca people are back into their work routines.

30 December 2010 – All on one page
Native snail on fingertip Our families and friends will be happy to know that Christmas was celebrated in excellent style by our very happy Macquarie Island station community.

24 December 2010 – All on one page
Light mantled sooty albatross on nest amongst Stilbocarpa “cabbage” plants In the lead up to Christmas we've seen the initial startup of the new generators, welcomed some new arrivals at the station, and the Albatross Program is in full swing.

17 December 2010 – All on one page
Anemone Stunning rock pool photos, unusually strong winds, the arrival of the tourist ship Orion and the nearly completed installation of new generators have made for an interesting week at Macca.

10 December 2010 – All on one page
Zodiac IRB landing at Hurd Point on the south coast of the island Tourist season, circumnavigation of Macquarie Island in IRBs, other work (maintenance, seal biology, bait pods, hairdressing), weather stuff (anemometers and balloons) and an extreme sports party night.

3 December 2010 – All on one page
An elephant seal family with a late season pup, remnant of  the big breeding harems of last month Radiation detecting equipment installed, remediation of old contaminated soils, Other projects and wildlife.

26 November 2010 – All on one page
Expeditioner leaning into the wind Encountering orcas on the way to Sandy Bay: our daily "in your face" exposure to the fascinating wildlife here continues to delight us all.

19 November 2010 – All on one page
Expeditioners departing for Spirit of Enderby Macquarie Island received the first of some 10 tourist ship visits scheduled for this summer. The female Antarctic, Sub-Antarctic, and New Zealand fur seals are coming ashore to give birth to their pups. Work continues on the new main power house.

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