This week at Macquarie Island

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 …

17 August 2007
Expeditioner investigating water leak All work areas have been busy with their daily routines, normal work related activities and the providing of assistance to others when the need arose. Water leaks are a continual concern and as is the norm, they generally occur in …

8 October 2007
Expeditioner with Elephant Seal With most of the station keen to get involved in everything and with a strong feeling for supporting science on the island, there were no shortages of volunteers signing up for the elephant seal resight programme this year. The programme …

12 October 2007
Expeditioners on trek to Mt Elder Last Friday saw a station expedition to Mt Elder for the Great Mast Raising. Two broken support wires had brought the Mt Elder repeater mast down a week earlier. So the accumulated brawn of Macquarie Island rallied to the cause, …

30 November 2007
Expeditioners on Macquarie Island voting in the 2007 Federal Election As per normal there are lots of things happening in and around the station and island area. There was the federal election last weekend which saw the change in Government and then at Macca this week there are a few …

7 December 2007
Expeditioners hugging during farewell With the second visit by the Spirit of Enderby we increased in population by 5 for one night, and then lost Jamie the next day, on a scenic cruise via Campbell Island, returning to the land of Oz after a …

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 …

4 January 2008
Macquarie Island Expeditioners undertaking the monthly marine debris survey Sean, Annelise, Eve and Mark completed the monthly marine debris sweep of the Bauer Bay beach reporting that the twine count was well up on the previous month's total. Controversy surrounded the identity of the collector of the largest piece …

16 November 2007
The Spirit of Enderby tourist ship off Macquarie Island A big week this week at Macca with the arrival of our first tourist ship, The Spirit of Enderby. The Spirit brought 50+ tourists to the island on a pleasant, misty day guided by lead guides Helen and Sean, and …

9 November 2007
Expeditioners aboard visiting yacht 'Tiama' The big news for Macca this week is the arrival of a couple of new faces. Fred and Wade were boated ashore at Hurd Point Hut on Saturday after a five day trip on the Tiama, out of New Zealand. …

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