This week at Macquarie Island

19 September 2008
Bull Elephant seals fighting amongst the buildings at Macquarie Island Station The elephant seals are causing havoc at Macca. The week started with a big male breaking down the fence outside the Met building. There was more damage to the balloon shed doors as they lay against them. It seemed as …

7 November 2008
With a busy week at Macca, no ICY News …

14 November 2008
Macquarie Island Expeditioners recladding the Stations' Main Store building This Summer's major project, the removal of asbestos sheeting and recladding of the store, is well underway. Steve, Cliff, Pete, Alex and Garnet, with help from Geoff, Pedro, Alby and Tim have been working hard to get as much done …

31 October 2008
Macquarie Island 2008 Wintering Expeditioners Another big couple of weeks at Macca. It started with the "End of Winter" dinner on Monday. The impending arrival of L'Astrolabe bringing new faces to the island signaled the end of our Winter, so it was time for a …

17 October 2008
Eve counting seals The annual elephant seal census is underway. For 10 days all the female elephant seals on the isthmus will be counted, with two teams of two going out, one team to count the west side and one the east. Then …

3 October 2008
Dead bull Elephant seal on Macquarie Island beach Murder on Macca Main Street. A large male elephant seal was found dead on Macca Main Street last week, prompting an investigation. Firstly "Was it Murder or Suicide?" Given that no note was found, and it is hard to bite …

30 May 2008
Snowfield on plateau on Macquarie Island The past week at Macca has been a fairly quiet one with the expeditioners heading out to various field huts for some general work around the island or some time off to have a look around this great part of …

23 May 2008
Rabbit damage to vegetation on Macquarie Island What's been happening at Macca for the past week or so? The Rangers, Ian and Ali D, have been continuing a circumnavigation of the island, on the way they are checking bird sites and also taking thousands of photos. The …

8 February 2008
Expeditioner taking rest during trip studying Albatross nestings 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 …

15 February 2008
Hydroponically grown tomato plants at Macquarie Island Station Another week has slipped by much too quickly, and re-supply seems to be approaching at a greater rate than we would like. The island has become the Island of Love today, a place where the Love Apple trees grow from …

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