This week at Macquarie Island

  • Tables ready for Midwinter day dinner at Macquarie Island

    25 June 2010

    This week's news is brought to you by rodent eradicator Marty. There was no shortage of action this week on Macca, with everything from pest extermination to a mid-winter frolic in the coast to coast aquatic event. Great to see …

  • A mouse investigating a bait pellet on Macquarie Island

    18 June 2010

    The week's activities on Macquarie Island, as usual, were a result of the ever-dominating weather. Regrettably it failed to provide the sort of conditions needed to undertake the first all-island bait drop of the pest eradication campaign, but instead brought …

  • Helicopters ready on new Macquarie Island helipad

    11 June 2010

    This week's Macca news comes to you from Senior Communications Technical Officer Adrian Gibbs. Thursday morning started with typical Macca weather and saw the next phase begin for this year. With the departure of Aurora Australis, we became a new …

  • Aurora Australis and L'Astrolabe simultaneously at anchor off Macquarie Island

    4 June 2010

    It was another very busy week on Macquarie Island – we don't seem to have any other kind this winter! It started with two ships in Buckles Bay, which as pointed out last week is a most unusual circumstance, although …

  • Aurora Australis, L'Astrolabe and a LARC in Buckles Bay Macquarie Island

    28 May 2010

    It has certainly been a historic week at Macquarie Island. As far as anyone can remember or work out, this is the first time there have been two ships in Buckles Bay since the nineteenth century. And over the same …

  • Macquarie Island Expeditioner checking on bacteria used in oil spill remediation

    21 May 2010

    This week's Macca news comes to you from the combined talents of the meteorology team Greg, Melissa and Will. The care and feeding of microbes is a full time job for resident scientist Tom. These little critters are being encouraged …

  • Damaged fence

    14 May 2010

    Wildlife proof fencing, cliff rescue exercise, flu vaccinations and darts.

  • Expeditioner looking out across the bay

    7 May 2010

    Work progresses well in the lead up to the arrival of two ships: concrete pouring, pest eradication and communications technology.

  • Macquarie Island expeditioners raising the flags at dawn service

    30 April 2010

    One thing we have an abundance of on Macca is wind. This week saw the installation of the new axial wind turbine on Mt Elder to run the radio repeater.

  • The fire team making their way back to the fire hut

    23 April 2010

    The pest eradication crew continued to construct four helicopter landing pads for the baiting period commencing in May.

  • Station boats at Landing Beach, Macquarie Island

    16 April 2010

    Scientists Roger and Lars were delighted to have obtained a 3.5 metre core of peat which they believed would allow them to measure cosmic dust inputs to the Earth's atmosphere over a period of at least ten thousand years.

  • 9 April 2010

    With resupply in full swing – no news from Macca this week …

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