This week at Macquarie Island

  • 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, …

  • Trivia night on Macquarie Island

    24 July 2009

    This weeks' news from the 'White, Frozen Solid Place' (previously know as The Green Sponge) Trivia night Photo: Lloyd F We bring you trivia. On Friday, we had ourselves a Trivia Night. Which of the following statements is correct? The …

  • 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 …

  • 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.

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