This week at Macquarie Island

  • Expeditioners on beach awaiting new arrivals

    18 January 2008

    Nine expeditioners finally set foot on Macquarie Island after a three day voyage from Hobart on the tourist ship, Marina Cveteava. A welcoming party eagerly awaited their zodiac arrival from the ship in the chilly wind at Buckles Bay. To …

  • Expeditioners with food created as part of cooking competition

    11 January 2008

    Friday night dinner on January 4th saw a revival of 'Can't Cook Vs Iron Chef' competition. Teams were allowed to choose disguised bowls of food and then grouped together to create food masterpieces! Sean, Al and Steve went up against …

  • Human impact team collecting soil sample near Macquarie Island fuel farm

    25 January 2008

    The Macca summer science program is in full swing with the recent arrival of the human impact team (IHAT). Making use of the fantastic weather, Greg, Susan, Jane, Erika and Andrew plant themselves in front of the Macca fuel farm …

  • Macquarie Island Expeditioners start the traditional Australia Day swim

    1 February 2008

    The week started with Australia Day on Saturday. After a delicious brunch prepared by Michele, it was down to the beach for a swim. Starting at the fire hut there was a brief dip on the west side of The …

  • 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 …

  • Snowfield on plateau on Macquarie Island

    30 May 2008

    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 …

  • Panorama of lake and hills covered in ice.

    2 May 2008

    Much has been happening at Macca since we were last heard from. The weather has been highly variable, with the first snow in Market Square letting us know Winter is definitely here. Island Lake Track Panorama Photo: Eve Team rangers …

  • Dead bull Elephant seal on Macquarie Island beach

    3 October 2008

    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 …

  • Bull Elephant seals fighting amongst the buildings at Macquarie Island Station

    19 September 2008

    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 …

  • Collection of items found when the shower cubicle at Garden Cove was replaced

    13 June 2008

    It's been another busy week at Macca. Tim and Geoff have been fitting new shower cubicles into Garden Cove, where pulling out the old one revealed a hidden treasure of old soap, shampoo, toothbrushes and toothpaste. Garden Cove's treasure trove. …

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