This week at Macquarie Island

  • Dominic setting the ropes across the lake from our small inflatable dingy to provide a stable coring platform to work from

    8 November 2013 Single page view

    Three members from BAS (British Antarctic Survey) arrived on L'Astrolabe, and they tell us about their study of lake bed sediment. The Macca Gallery shows us more fantastic images from around station and the island

  • Multi national arrival of L'Astrolabe. Five flag poles are adorned with flags from 5 different nations, representing the nationalities (UK, Germany, Australia, France and New Zealand) of the incoming expeditioners. and L'astrolabe

    1 November 2013 Single page view

    Dana tells us about L'Astrolabe journey and arrival on Macca. Also a variety of photographs in the Macca Gallery

  • This weener found a comfortable position in front of the Workshop. It is lying on a metal grate in front of the doors to the workshop. On the left hand door is a yellow diamond shaped sign that has a picture of a kangaroo and the words "kangaroos Next 25km"

    25 October 2013 Single page view

    The wonder of Hurd Point. Dave shows us the bridge repairs at Green Gorge. The Macca Gallery this week shows images from around station

  • Moulting king - shows the top half of a king penguin which is moulting. It has a 'collar' of white fluffy feathers around its neck

    11 October 2013 Single page view

    Greg's once in a lifetime opportunity. Aaron compares the Macca vision channels of Green Gorge and Hurd Point. The Macca gallery this week has some more pics of the increasing number of seals

  • A lone GP (giant petrel) sits on a mound. It's beak is covered in blood after feeding at the harem on west beach

    4 October 2013 Single page view

    John takes us on a journey to the end of the island. Dave shows us a snap shot of the station. Some great images appear in this weeks Macca Gallery.

  • A couple of Roma tomatoes hanging from a trellis with Aaron proudly looking on in the background

    27 September 2013 Single page view

    A perfect day for boating. Aaron takes us through Macca hydroponics and some more great pictures in the Macca Gallery.

  • A large male elephant seal lying in the shade on the porch of the gas stare. The beautiful vivid blue waters of Buckles Bay are in the background

    20 September 2013 Single page view

    A snowy week for MIPEP. Cake, cake and more cake. Some great picture in this week's Macca Gallery.

  • A small section of beach covered with red bivalve shells - belong to Gaimardia trapesina coccinea, a small mussel species that inhabits the shallow sub tidal zones of Macquarie Island.  These shell deposits were found amongst rocks along the western coastline near Bauer Bay after heavy swells and seas

    13 September 2013 Single page view

    Macquarie Island artefacts. Chris takes us on a king penguin census. There were four seasons in one day and more great images in the Macca Gallery

  • Wagon wheel located on station from a wagon that was used to cart seal blubber around the Isthmus during the sealing era.  Parts of the wheel are buried in the dirt and other parts covered with moss

    6 September 2013 Single page view

    Chris the ranger has a story about the island heritage.

  • Aurora to the south of the station, in the shape of a elongated two, with stars seen in the background and the snow tipped escarpment silhouetted. The science building can be seen illuminated by a light from another building

    30 August 2013 Single page view

    Ange and Leona at Winy Ridge for the week. Macca Gallery for this week.

  • A photo taken underwater somewhere in the south of the island. It shows red coloured kelp clinging to a pink coloured rock face

    23 August 2013 Single page view

    Clive and Josh head south, Craig explores the southern parts of the east coast and more amazing photos in the Macca Gallery

  • One of the rat dogs (terrier) looking decidedly uncomfortable and cold as he is has snow and ice sticking to his short fur. At least he is wearing a green high visibility vest

    16 August 2013 Single page view

    Winter repairs for comms. Ele seal fence at Green Gorge and this week's Macca Gallery.

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