This week at Macquarie Island

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.

6 November 2009
Iceberg near the Handspike Point on Macquarie Island Iceberg grounded on Macca West Coast Great excitement was caused by the spotting of an iceberg on the west coast just south of the Handspike. This was seen by Dave, Ben and Chris while out observing seals. So on Sunday …

5 June 2009
Macquarie Island Film Director The station has been buzzing this week with the start of filming for the Macca entry in the Mid-winter video competition. The content of the production is a tightly kept secret at this stage so I can't give too much …

29 May 2009
Rusting trypots lying in deep moss beds at Macquarie Island Station For those of you who don't know what the Station at Macquarie Island looks like, let's have a brief photographic guided tour of some of its features:- Historic memorabilia form the early 1800's lies within metres of the work areas …

22 May 2009
Macquarie Island Expeditioner descending scree slope into Hurd Point. This week has been rather quiet on the station as several people have been out working in the field. The three Rangers, Dave, Sarah and Julie, have been roaming to the very furthest point on the island, where they have …

19 June 2009
Macquarie Island snowman The man himself Photo: Julie This weeks news is bought to you by the incredible weather we have had over the last week. Just when you thought the Island couldn't get any better you get snow. The Island has …

26 June 2009
Group of 8 expeditioners in swimming gear This week saw the Mid winter celebrations at Macca. It is a long standing tradition amongst all Antarctic stations to celebrate the shortest day of the year. From now on, the days will get longer and, hopefully, warmer. The day …

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