This week at Macquarie Island

  • Three expeditioers walking on Macca

    16 May 2014 Single page view

    Search and rescue training and field training at Macquarie Island.

  • Beautiful aurora

    9 May 2014 Single page view

    Unusual weather at Macca with easterly gales and rain, yet impressive vegetation recovery around us.

  • Evening beach scene with penguins on the beach

    2 May 2014 Single page view

    ANZAC day at Macca, rockhopper penguins, and finally some clear aurora australis photos!

  • Three expeditioners pose beside a walking track sign

    25 April 2014 Single page view

    Field training for the recently arrived 2014 crew is proceeding, and various jobs on and off station are being done.

  • THe LARC is seen departing with a load of people

    11 April 2014 Single page view

    With the station resupply, refuelling and changeover completed late last week, the new Macquarie Island station crew is this week settling in to their busy and challenging life on station.

  • The ship with LARC amphibious truck alongside

    4 April 2014 Single page view

    A busy week at Macca with station crew changeover, resupply, and refuelling successfully accomplished using L'Astrolabe: many thanks to captain and crew, voyage staff, refuellers, and boat crews!

  • A self portrait of Jaimie in front of Mt Haswell

    28 March 2014 Single page view

    This week on Macquarie Island preparations are being made for the station resupply, with the arrival of the L'Astrolabe much anticipated. The station is buzzing as expeditioners return from the field and begin the process of packing, cleaning and saying goodbye to their subantarctic second home. This week Clive shares with us a good news story on recycling marine debris and Jaimie and Jenny share with us their experiences as women working on this remote island.

  • Two elephant seal weavers, both looking towards the camera. The one on the left has his head resting on the back of the other. In the back ground is the snow covered slopes of the escarpment

    21 March 2014 Single page view

    This is the final edition from the 66th ANARE Macca crew of 2013/14. Clive updates on a story from the 7th of March: "Mysterious Macca man made trench". We have an intriguing story from the albatross detective. There is also a gallery of the 16 finest pics from the 2013/14 season.

  • Sandy Bay hut with rusted cross support bars on the outside. It sits at the base of the tussock covered slope of the escarpment with hundreds of adult king penguins in front of it

    14 March 2014 Single page view

    From Macca: Jenny has a story of two historic huts on the east coast, Kris (TASPAWS ranger) tells us of some revealing finds from banded birds and Clive has some final words about the marine debris collection.

  • The dreaded 'buzzie'. A close up of a buzzie seed pod - the plant that always sticks to anything. The barbs can be seen on individual stalks

    7 March 2014 Single page view

    Summer scientist Luis, enlightens us on the mosses of Macquarie island. Clive asks the question about the 'Mysterious Macca Man-made Trench near Scoble lake?'. Billy takes us down to the macro level of rocks and mushrooms.

  • Close up of a light mantled sooty albatross as it flys by the Razorback Ridge Lookout

    28 February 2014 Single page view

    We are taken on a circumnavigation of the island. We have a 'late story on all the birthdays in January. The Macca Gallery this week has some more amazing images of wildlife and scenery from around the island

  • Amazing cloud pattern as viewed to the east from Garden Cove. The wave patterned cloud seems to radiate from a point on the distant horizon

    21 February 2014 Single page view

    Laura, a Phd student here for the summer, tells us of her trip down island. Kate takes us on a trip around the island studying the wandering albatross. Clive tells us of the recovery of a large block of styrofoam from the west coast. Macca Gallery features some wonderful images of wildlife, scenery and amazing cloud formations.

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