This week at Macquarie Island

  • Macquarie Island Expeditioners stop for smoko

    7 August 2009

    It's been another busy week on the soggy sponge, with the monthly marine debris survey kicking off another week. Cyril, Graham, Dave Sarah and Julie took to Bauer Beach in search of rubbish. Even though the sun tried hard to …

  • Macquarie Island Film Director

    5 June 2009

    The station has been buzzing this week with the start of filming for the Macca entry in the Mid-winter video competition. The content of the production is a tightly kept secret at this stage so I can't give too much …

  • Rusting trypots lying in deep moss beds at Macquarie Island Station

    29 May 2009

    For those of you who don't know what the Station at Macquarie Island looks like, let's have a brief photographic guided tour of some of its features:- Historic memorabilia form the early 1800's lies within metres of the work areas …

  • Macquarie Island Expeditioner descending scree slope into Hurd Point.

    22 May 2009

    This week has been rather quiet on the station as several people have been out working in the field. The three Rangers, Dave, Sarah and Julie, have been roaming to the very furthest point on the island, where they have …

  • Macquarie Island snowman

    19 June 2009

    The man himself Photo: Julie This weeks news is bought to you by the incredible weather we have had over the last week. Just when you thought the Island couldn't get any better you get snow. The Island has …

  • 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. …

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