This week at Macquarie Island
Last week saw the annual island-wide fur seal census. All fur seals are counted in a single day to monitor recovery of their population since extermination during the sealing era.
This week at Macquarie Island station 26 February 2010
Constant strong westerlies turned Hasselborough Bay into a boiling cauldron of grey and white with massive waves shuddering ashore and buildings creaking and groaning with the buffeting. Thank goodness the buildings were designed with this type of weather in mind.
This week at Macquarie Island station 19 February 2010
Plenty of fun, work and of course the ever-present wildlife including an unusual black-breasted king penguin.
This week at Macquarie Island station 12 February 2010
The last of the season's tourists enjoy Macca with scones, wildlife at beautiful Green Gorge, scientific surveys of fur seals and rabbit-damaged vegetation, monitoring radioactivity, and stunning underwater photos of diving king penguins.
Boating, birthdays, a spot of polish, and more preparations for the upcoming rat, rabbit and mouse eradication program
16 July 2010
This week we celebrated the 200th anniversary of the island`s discovery. 16 July 2010
29 January 2010
Field training and unusual Australia Day celebrations.
22 January 2010
Comings and goings on tourist ships, powerhouse upgrade, plant science and testing the amphibious vehicle.
15 January 2010
Summer at Macca - warm weather, fur seal pup census and meeting Dr Karl
8 January 2010
A busy festive season - Christmas, New Year's, frisbee championships, science surveys of penguins, flying birds, rabbits, plants and the Orion (tourist ship) visits.