This week at Macquarie Island

  • Macquarie Island Expeditioner geared up for snow

    31 July 2009

    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 …

  • Helen, Krystyna, Antho, Andy and Jared prepare for the wilds

    30 October 2009

    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.

  • Aurora Australis in Buckles Bay

    23 October 2009

    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.

  • Station cleaning

    16 October 2009

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

  • Iceberg near the Handspike Point on Macquarie Island

    6 November 2009

    Iceberg grounded on Macca West Coast Great excitement was caused by the spotting of an iceberg on the west coast just south of the Handspike. This was seen by Dave, Ben and Chris while out observing seals. So on Sunday …

  • Macquarie Island Expeditioner fixing the rabbit proof fence

    13 November 2009

    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 …

  • The Orion

    11 December 2009

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

  • Overland Track looking north

    27 November 2009

    Field expeditioners return to station for much-needed showers, preparing hospitality for tourists, resupply of field huts and SAR and first aid training.

  • View over Buckles Bay

    20 November 2009

    Mild weather, wild weather, iceberg watching, animal surveys and lake sediment sampling.

  • Giant Petrel watching the world go by

    9 October 2009

    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. …

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