This week at Macquarie Island

11 December 2009
The Orion Tourist ship-visits, continuing expeditioner changeover and training, gentoo penguin chicks doing what they do, and more icebergs.

27 November 2009
Overland Track looking north Field expeditioners return to station for much-needed showers, preparing hospitality for tourists, resupply of field huts and SAR and first aid training.

20 November 2009
View over Buckles Bay Mild weather, wild weather, iceberg watching, animal surveys and lake sediment sampling.

2 October 2009
A rare windless day, with calm seas, on Macca The last week has seen the best day we have had on the island this year. Monday was windless and sunny, with flat seas, and a balmy 4.8° C. Except for the missing piña coladas, we could have believed we …

25 September 2009
A growing harem of elephant seals It's been another busy week on Macca with trips out, work programs continuing and wildlife abounding on the great green sponge. The elephant seals are gathering in large numbers with harems beginning to form and more pups being born … …

21 August 2009
Three Macca expeditioners walk the red carpet This has been a special week for Macquarie Island since we found ourselves in the spotlight as the winners of the Antarctic International Film Festival Open Category with our film "Eradication". Visitors and celebrities arrived from all over the globe …

14 August 2009
Two expeditioners at their birthday celebrations Another seven days goes by on Gods' own subantarctic hideaway. We started the week with a couple of birthdays which were a great excuse for an equal number of parties. Sarah turned twenty one again and Duds is hoping everyone …

7 August 2009
Macquarie Island Expeditioners stop for smoko 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 …

28 August 2009
Two IRBs on calm beach Not too much to report from Macca this week, things are generally ticking along, as they do.Over the last few weeks our ranger, Dave, has been busy scouring the coast line for marine debris that has washed up – this …

4 September 2009
Tent and elephant seal It's back to the island this week, and throughout the week everyone has been trickling back to base after a couple of the busiest weeks in the field we've had. We stretched our numbers on station to a minimum as …

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