This week at Macquarie Island

  • Two plumbers standing on the side of a damn, inspecting

    18 September 2009

    Another week has gone by, here on Macca, and the wildlife are still pouring in for the breeding season. A few more elephant seal pups have popped up around the isthmus, reminding the expeditioners here what an amazing place this …

  • 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.

  • Macquarie Island Science Team

    29 February 2008

    All the best from Macca as we progress from a busy but productive & satisfying summer to the RTA phase of our seasonal calendar. The last week saw our demographics change once again with the arrival of the Marina Svetaeva. …

  • 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 …

  • Expeditioners undertaking fire training

    9 May 2008

    Its been a busy week at Macca, with lots of training going on. Friday saw fire chief Albie organising fire training with practice in salt water pumping should our water supply from the dam freeze. Salt Water Pumping Photo: Eve …

  • Rabbit damage to vegetation on Macquarie Island

    23 May 2008

    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 …

  • Birthday cake in shape of field hut at Hurd Point, Macquarie Island

    22 February 2008

    A birthday week saw everybody back on station for Nick's birthday celebration on Saturday night. Starting with one of Michelle's magnificent feasts, including a Birthday cake replica of the Hurd Point Hut. The theme for the night was *Celebrity*. The …

  • Hydroponically grown tomato plants at Macquarie Island Station

    15 February 2008

    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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