This week at Macquarie Island

1 May 2009
Flags at half mast at Macquarie Island Station for Anzac Day 2009 Hi to everyone from the great green sponge. Another busy and fun filled week to report on, with Macca throwing it's normal changeable weather at us in many different ways. A dawn service was held by Anchor Rock to commemorate …

24 April 2009
Waves crashing onto west coast of Macquarie Island We started the week with a hefty storm blowing constant winds of 50 to 55 knots with gusts up to 68 knots. The sea turned on a good display of surf crashing onto the local beaches. Waves crashing onto west …

17 April 2009
Macquarie Island Expeditioners during a familiarisation trip Well, what a fun couple of weeks we have had… The weekend of the 4th& 5th saw Ranger Dave take Tom, Jason and James out for their island familiarisation trip. Followed by Sway and Jules, who, on the 7th– 9th, …

24 July 2009
Trivia night on Macquarie Island This weeks' news from the 'White, Frozen Solid Place' (previously know as The Green Sponge) Trivia night Photo: Lloyd F We bring you trivia. On Friday, we had ourselves a Trivia Night. Which of the following statements is correct? The …

31 July 2009
Macquarie Island Expeditioner geared up for snow Welcome to another weekly news from the greenish-white sponge. Our icy snap last week ended on Saturday, with Jason lifting the water embargo, allowing everyone to finally wash their clothes … and themselves. We are now all happy to be …

23 October 2009
Aurora Australis in Buckles Bay Resupply with the arrival of the Aurora Australis, new medical equipment, arrival of two rodent eradication dogs, weaners and bull elephant seals share the station surrounds.

16 October 2009
Station cleaning Five-yearly elephant seal census, preparation for arrival of Aurora Australis, resupply and new crew, croissant-making lessons and a poem...

9 October 2009
Giant Petrel watching the world go by Another busy week on Macca in the lead up to the ship arriving. Soon our small community of 15 will be inundated by a ship full of summer expeditioners, round-trippers and a suite of people to help refuel the station. …

30 October 2009
Helen, Krystyna, Antho, Andy and Jared prepare for the wilds Macca welcomes summer expeditioners with tours and celebrations, LARK repairs, marine debris collected and ready for RTA, Eddie is growing up, lake core-sampling and elephant seal census completed.

13 November 2009
Macquarie Island Expeditioner fixing the rabbit proof fence This weeks' Macca news from Dean, Marine Ecologist Icebergs!!!!!! Well it seems that Eve, our station doctor, was on to something in the last issue of the This week at Macca when she wrote about the first of the icebergs …

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