This week at Macquarie Island

  • Group of 8 expeditioners in swimming gear

    26 June 2009

    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 …

  • Macquarie Island Chef playing badminton

    17 July 2009

    While down here during winter it is amazing just how much you can learn about others – how two very different people can work together quite well, or how some people get excited about things that others find dull and …

  • Marine beacon found washed up in Langdon Bay on Macquarie Island

    10 July 2009

    While conducting the monthly bird surveys Dave and Sarah came across a marine beacon, which had been washed ashore in Langdon Bay on the west coast. It is thought that the beacon, the base of which stood about 70cm high, …

  • Toy soldier found washed up at Bauer Bay on Macquarie Island collected as part of marine debris

    3 July 2009

    Over the last week many of the crew have jumped at taking an opportunity to get out into the field. With the station returning to normal following our mid winters celebrations (and the winning of the short movie award), a …

  • Unnamed lake near Mt Elder on Macquarie Island

    15 May 2009

    Greetings from the Green Sponge! A full week of work and training, keeping everyone busy. Un-named lake near Mt Elder – suggest Lake Lloyd Photo: Lloyd We ran a search and rescue exercise involving PIRB (Position Indicating Radio Beacon) tracking. …

  • Show and tell in the Macquarie Island Bio Lab

    8 May 2009

    Susan presented the station with a IHAT information night on Thursday followed up with a show and tell in the bio Lab on the Friday night. Jimmy organised for finger food to appear at the Lab just in time for …

  • Sandell Bay on the west coast of Macquarie Island

    27 February 2009

    Greetings from Macquarie Island, the island that has been "simply squeezed toward the surface like toothpaste from a tube" (R A Kerr, Science, 1983). Macquarie Island has the same oceanic crust that is found all over the earths surface but …

  • Keen and ready swimmers

    30 January 2009

    Greetings to all from Macquarie Island. Another great week from the Island positioned at 158 55' E, 54 30' S. Being proud Australians, Monday was a great day for being with new friends and for spending an Australia Day in …

  • Tourists coming ashore at Macquarie Island

    23 January 2009

    Happy New year to all from the entire Macquarie Island crew. Over the past couple of months station personnel have changed from the sleepy winter crew into the summer staff – full of recent arrivals and all keen for summer …

  • 20 March 2009

    Resupply is underway at Macca. And to prove it, here's some helicopters Webcam image of helicopters on Macquarie Island during resupply March 2009 and a big boat Aurora Australis at anchor off Macquarie Island during 2009 resupply and changeover …

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