This week at Macquarie Island

  • Helicopter at Davis Point

    6 August 2010

    Two matters have particularly dominated Macquarie Island life in the past week: helicopter operations to finish off the season’s pest eradication program activities, and preparations for the imminent ship arrival. 6 August 2010

  • Clear on the coast but fog on the plateau

    30 July 2010

    It is always surprising to see how much marine debris washes up, even in this wildest and cleanest of oceans.  It is always surprising to see how much marine debris washes up, even in this wildest and cleanest of oceans.  …

  • Macquarie Island Isthmus and station seen from the south

    23 July 2010

    A busy week in the field: marine debris collected from the west coast, surveying the results of the previous bait spreading, and supplying weather reports from the south and middle of the island for helicopter operations. A busy week in the field: marine debris collected from the west coast, surveying the results of the previous bait spreading, and supplying weather reports from the south and middle of the island for helicopter operations. …

  • Leopard seal

    9 July 2010

    This week at Macquarie Island comes from Fred Olivier. A rapid succession of fronts brought fierce northwest winds right through the week, followed by snow showers and rain – sounds like last week, doesn't it? Well it was, and it …

  • John D, Denis and John O climb Gadget Gully

    2 July 2010

    Pest eradication continues.

  • Tables ready for Midwinter day dinner at Macquarie Island

    25 June 2010

    This week's news is brought to you by rodent eradicator Marty. There was no shortage of action this week on Macca, with everything from pest extermination to a mid-winter frolic in the coast to coast aquatic event. Great to see …

  • A mouse investigating a bait pellet on Macquarie Island

    18 June 2010

    The week's activities on Macquarie Island, as usual, were a result of the ever-dominating weather. Regrettably it failed to provide the sort of conditions needed to undertake the first all-island bait drop of the pest eradication campaign, but instead brought …

  • Helicopters ready on new Macquarie Island helipad

    11 June 2010

    This week's Macca news comes to you from Senior Communications Technical Officer Adrian Gibbs. Thursday morning started with typical Macca weather and saw the next phase begin for this year. With the departure of Aurora Australis, we became a new …

  • Aurora Australis and L'Astrolabe simultaneously at anchor off Macquarie Island

    4 June 2010

    It was another very busy week on Macquarie Island – we don't seem to have any other kind this winter! It started with two ships in Buckles Bay, which as pointed out last week is a most unusual circumstance, although …

  • Aurora Australis, L'Astrolabe and a LARC in Buckles Bay Macquarie Island

    28 May 2010

    It has certainly been a historic week at Macquarie Island. As far as anyone can remember or work out, this is the first time there have been two ships in Buckles Bay since the nineteenth century. And over the same …

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