This week at Macquarie Island

8 November 2013 All on one page
Dominic setting the ropes across the lake from our small inflatable dingy to provide a stable coring platform to work from Three members from BAS (British Antarctic Survey) arrived on L'Astrolabe, and they tell us about their study of lake bed sediment. The Macca Gallery shows us more fantastic images from around station and the island

1 November 2013 All on one page
Multi national arrival of L'Astrolabe. Five flag poles are adorned with flags from 5 different nations, representing the nationalities (UK, Germany, Australia, France and New Zealand) of the incoming expeditioners. and L'astrolabe Dana tells us about L'Astrolabe journey and arrival on Macca. Also a variety of photographs in the Macca Gallery

25 October 2013 All on one page
This weener found a comfortable position in front of the Workshop. It is lying on a metal grate in front of the doors to the workshop. On the left hand door is a yellow diamond shaped sign that has a picture of a kangaroo and the words "kangaroos Next 25km" The wonder of Hurd Point. Dave shows us the bridge repairs at Green Gorge. The Macca Gallery this week shows images from around station

11 October 2013 All on one page
Moulting king - shows the top half of a king penguin which is moulting. It has a 'collar' of white fluffy feathers around its neck Greg's once in a lifetime opportunity. Aaron compares the Macca vision channels of Green Gorge and Hurd Point. The Macca gallery this week has some more pics of the increasing number of seals

4 October 2013 All on one page
A lone GP (giant petrel) sits on a mound. It's beak is covered in blood after feeding at the harem on west beach John takes us on a journey to the end of the island. Dave shows us a snap shot of the station. Some great images appear in this weeks Macca Gallery.

27 September 2013 All on one page
A couple of Roma tomatoes hanging from a trellis with Aaron proudly looking on in the background A perfect day for boating. Aaron takes us through Macca hydroponics and some more great pictures in the Macca Gallery.

20 September 2013 All on one page
A large male elephant seal lying in the shade on the porch of the gas stare. The beautiful vivid blue waters of Buckles Bay are in the background A snowy week for MIPEP. Cake, cake and more cake. Some great picture in this week's Macca Gallery.

13 September 2013 All on one page
A small section of beach covered with red bivalve shells - belong to Gaimardia trapesina coccinea, a small mussel species that inhabits the shallow sub tidal zones of Macquarie Island.  These shell deposits were found amongst rocks along the western coastline near Bauer Bay after heavy swells and seas Macquarie Island artefacts. Chris takes us on a king penguin census. There were four seasons in one day and more great images in the Macca Gallery

6 September 2013 All on one page
Wagon wheel located on station from a wagon that was used to cart seal blubber around the Isthmus during the sealing era.  Parts of the wheel are buried in the dirt and other parts covered with moss Chris the ranger has a story about the island heritage.

30 August 2013 All on one page
Aurora to the south of the station, in the shape of a elongated two, with stars seen in the background and the snow tipped escarpment silhouetted. The science building can be seen illuminated by a light from another building Ange and Leona at Winy Ridge for the week. Macca Gallery for this week.

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