This week at Macquarie Island

11 January 2008
Expeditioners with food created as part of cooking competition 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 …

14 December 2007
Expeditioner on familiarisation trip on Macquarie Island It has been another busy week here at Macquarie Island and with it we will let the pictures below tell the story. Helen took Annelise and Alison D. (as we now have two Alisons on station) on a familiarisation tour …

7 September 2007
Snow on the Plateau It's Springtime!Well somewhere it is, but here on Macca, it is cold, cold, cold and windy, windy, windy! A nice frosting Photo: Michele Smith   Thinking it was going to get warmer, daffodils would bloom and little baby creatures would …

14 September 2007
Elephant seal and baby lying on the sand Well, as was mentioned last week, the "Ellie Seal Pup Sweepstake was on……..and now we have a winner……….it was Steve and he should know, being so at one with them as he is doing his PhD on…um? … (something to …

21 September 2007
Two elephant seals on the beach, fighting Spring is in the air at Macca and the past week has seen a major increase in the amount and intensity of wildlife activity around the island. A steady stream of big male elephant seals have been arriving on The …

28 September 2007
Two expeditioners carrying meat One of the big news items of last week had to be withheld to maintain the clandestine nature of the patrols of the Macquarie Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), so this week we can report on the impromptu visit of the …

31 August 2007
Expeditioners peeling potatoes Every week is different down here, and despite it being "business as usual" and with most of the crew being on station going about routine, the Macca magic keeps on rolling. Rare moment: Both Jamie & Sean on station and …

24 August 2007
Elephant seal face in the glow of sunset The large male beachmaster elephant seals have arrived at Macca scattering themselves over The Isthmus and in groups along the west coast near Razorback Ridge. They are pretty quiet at the moment, lying around sleeping and waiting for the females. …

27 July 2007
Outside the station: no-one around It's been a fairly quiet week on station with a large proportion of the overwinter crew out and about down island. Market Square Photo: Sean Locals looking for nesting sites Photo: Matt   The Mess was very quiet in comparison …

3 August 2007
Two little birds sitting on a post Red Polls at Macca Photo: Lionel W.   A quiet week with Sean, Helen, Jaime, Matt, Doug and Ali recently back from trips down the island. We have Steve, Greg, Michelle and Chris enjoying the sights this week while …

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