This week at Macquarie Island

  • 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.

  • The team dressed as penguins around a happy birthday sign

    5 August 2016

    Celebrations for World Ranger Day, birthday wishes for a much missed daughter, another makeover almost done and how our weather compares to time gone by.

  • Close up of bird and distinguishing features

    29 July 2016

    This week George provides another wonderful walking story, Joe finds Wilson while collecting marine debris, we feature the Macquarie Island Shag and Helen reminisces about yacht visits from 1991.

  • Grey petrel chick on nest

    22 July 2016

    Great news on grey petrels, some walks for both pleasure and operations, and a whale spotting!

  • Sunset at Bauer Bay

    15 July 2016

    An Alby update, a significant birthday and tales of Rocket's island adventures are our week's highlights.

  • View to the east coast with no wind

    8 July 2016

    Reflections on Macca's changeable weather, election day tasks, super slushy and the beginnings of tourism on the island.

  • Scoble Lake viewed from OLT looking west towards Eagle Bay

    1 July 2016

    A birthday, plateau tramping, more renos and a Macca rainbow are our highlights for this week.

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