This week at Macquarie Island

  • 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.

  • Grey headed albatross

    16 November 2012 Single page view

    Bird counting, Hurd Point and Caroline Cove visits, water sampling, station work, some cute and some graphic images of wildlife are all on offer this week from Macca.

  • Blue eyed shag

    9 November 2012 Single page view

    A spring snow dusts Macquarie Island while MIPEP hunters continue accumulating kilometres, expeditioners complete the first boat trip of the season and even more stunning photos of wildlife and scenery are shared.

  • Light mantled sooty albatross

    2 November 2012 Single page view

    As the days grow warmer, so does the abundance of wildlife and people on Macquarie Island. Stunning photos of flora and fauna accompany this week's news.

  • Grey headed albatross in flight with bright blue water below

    26 October 2012 Single page view

    Macquarie Island always has plenty to offer with stories about ongoing work, play and plenty of stunning images of landscapes and wildlife. This week sees penguins and seals in abundance!

  • A close up of a sleeping female seal with her head on a rock

    19 October 2012 Single page view

    At Macca this week, the MIPEP team finda rabbit of sorts, expeditioners conduct a fire drill and more wildlife appear including adorable, fluffy gentoo chicks.

  • An elephant seal poking its head out of grasses on Macca

    12 October 2012 Single page view

    Dogs on rocks, people climbing things, animal husbandry, a seal pup milk moustache and some photos of landscapes that would make National Geographic green with envy, this week from Macca.

  • Bull elephant seal facing camera

    5 October 2012 Single page view

    At Macquarie Island, the work never stops. This week, the crew collects an alarming amount of debris that has washed up on the island. There are also updates on the usual work activities, a report on a hertiage survey and photos of baby seals. Enough said.

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