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 …

  • Two IRBs on calm beach

    28 August 2009

    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 …

  • Tent and elephant seal

    4 September 2009

    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 …

  • A growing harem of elephant seals

    25 September 2009

    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 … …

  • King penguin with chick

    11 September 2009

    It's an animal extravaganza at Macca these days with plenty of wildlife arriving to make the most of the absolutely spectacular weather we have been having over the past week. Not only have leopard seals, Hooker sea lions, Antarctic terns, …

  • Preparing inflatable rubber boats

    18 December 2009

    Good weather allows some boating, Christmas preparations in progress, icebergs continue to capture media attention, killer whales and a very unusual birthday cake.

  • Expeditioner taking rest during trip studying Albatross nestings

    8 February 2008

    With the beautiful weather we have been having of late there is activity every where. Firstly we will look at what the summer science people are up to. Nick and Sarah are busy wandering to all parts of the island …

  • L'Astrolabe docked in Hobart

    4 April 2008

    G'Day to all from Macca. L'Astrolabe – it doesn't look very big! Photo: Barry Re-supply has now been successfully completed for 2008, a few of the highlights; 190000 litres of fuel transferred from ship to shore and not a drop …

  • Spirit of Enderby at anchor off Macquarie Island

    7 March 2008

    March is upon us and it is less than two weeks until l'Astrolabe arrives to commences resupply and to take some of us back to the rat race, so everyone is gearing up for the final dash to the finish …

  • L'Astrolabe during re-fuelling operation at Macquarie Island

    11 April 2008

    The new winterers have settled in, the L'Astrolabe has headed back to Hobart which has left the station a bit quieter than the re-supply period but everyone is looking forward to a great year on Macca. L'Astrolabe during re-fuelling A …

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