This week at Macquarie Island

  • Iceberg near the Handspike Point on Macquarie Island

    6 November 2009

    Iceberg grounded on Macca West Coast Great excitement was caused by the spotting of an iceberg on the west coast just south of the Handspike. This was seen by Dave, Ben and Chris while out observing seals. So on Sunday …

  • Station cleaning

    16 October 2009

    Five-yearly elephant seal census, preparation for arrival of Aurora Australis, resupply and new crew, croissant-making lessons and a poem...

  • Aurora Australis in Buckles Bay

    23 October 2009

    Resupply with the arrival of the Aurora Australis, new medical equipment, arrival of two rodent eradication dogs, weaners and bull elephant seals share the station surrounds.

  • Helen, Krystyna, Antho, Andy and Jared prepare for the wilds

    30 October 2009

    Macca welcomes summer expeditioners with tours and celebrations, LARK repairs, marine debris collected and ready for RTA, Eddie is growing up, lake core-sampling and elephant seal census completed.

  • Trivia night on Macquarie Island

    24 July 2009

    This weeks' news from the 'White, Frozen Solid Place' (previously know as The Green Sponge) Trivia night Photo: Lloyd F We bring you trivia. On Friday, we had ourselves a Trivia Night. Which of the following statements is correct? The …

  • Two plumbers standing on the side of a damn, inspecting

    18 September 2009

    Another week has gone by, here on Macca, and the wildlife are still pouring in for the breeding season. A few more elephant seal pups have popped up around the isthmus, reminding the expeditioners here what an amazing place this …

  • Macquarie Island Expeditioners during a familiarisation trip

    17 April 2009

    Well, what a fun couple of weeks we have had… The weekend of the 4th& 5th saw Ranger Dave take Tom, Jason and James out for their island familiarisation trip. Followed by Sway and Jules, who, on the 7th– 9th, …

  • Waves crashing onto west coast of Macquarie Island

    24 April 2009

    We started the week with a hefty storm blowing constant winds of 50 to 55 knots with gusts up to 68 knots. The sea turned on a good display of surf crashing onto the local beaches. Waves crashing onto west …

  • Flags at half mast at Macquarie Island Station for Anzac Day 2009

    1 May 2009

    Hi to everyone from the great green sponge. Another busy and fun filled week to report on, with Macca throwing it's normal changeable weather at us in many different ways. A dawn service was held by Anchor Rock to commemorate …

  • View of Macquarie Island from Station Leaders room including rainbow

    3 April 2009

    Howdy all. After the departure of the Aurora Australis, with last years crew on board, minus a few that somehow managed to stay ashore, the new batch of winterers are settling in. During the mayhem of resupply, not all of …

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