This week at Macquarie Island

  • View of Macquarie Island from Station Leaders room including rainbow

    3 April 2009

    Howdy all. After the departure of the Aurora Australis, with last years crew on board, minus a few that somehow managed to stay ashore, the new batch of winterers are settling in. During the mayhem of resupply, not all of …

  • Flags at half mast at Macquarie Island Station for Anzac Day 2009

    1 May 2009

    Hi to everyone from the great green sponge. Another busy and fun filled week to report on, with Macca throwing it's normal changeable weather at us in many different ways. A dawn service was held by Anchor Rock to commemorate …

  • Waves crashing onto west coast of Macquarie Island

    24 April 2009

    We started the week with a hefty storm blowing constant winds of 50 to 55 knots with gusts up to 68 knots. The sea turned on a good display of surf crashing onto the local beaches. Waves crashing onto west …

  • Macquarie Island Expeditioners during a familiarisation trip

    17 April 2009

    Well, what a fun couple of weeks we have had… The weekend of the 4th& 5th saw Ranger Dave take Tom, Jason and James out for their island familiarisation trip. Followed by Sway and Jules, who, on the 7th– 9th, …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

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