This week at Macquarie Island

  • Macquarie Island 2008 Wintering Expeditioners

    31 October 2008

    Another big couple of weeks at Macca. It started with the "End of Winter" dinner on Monday. The impending arrival of L'Astrolabe bringing new faces to the island signaled the end of our Winter, so it was time for a …

  • Macquarie Island Expeditioners recladding the Stations' Main Store building

    14 November 2008

    This Summer's major project, the removal of asbestos sheeting and recladding of the store, is well underway. Steve, Cliff, Pete, Alex and Garnet, with help from Geoff, Pedro, Alby and Tim have been working hard to get as much done …

  • 7 November 2008

    With a busy week at Macca, no ICY News …

  • First Elephant seal pup on Macquarie Island for this season

    12 September 2008

    The first pup has arrived on Macca The first elephant seal pup was born on Wed 10th September. As no-one picked that date in the sweepstake, controversy surrounds the result. Born at RazorBack West he seems healthy, with his Mum …

  • Eve counting seals

    17 October 2008

    The annual elephant seal census is underway. For 10 days all the female elephant seals on the isthmus will be counted, with two teams of two going out, one team to count the west side and one the east. Then …

  • Macquarie Island Expeditioner installs a new hot water circulating pump

    5 September 2008

    Work continues at Macca as we continue to await the arrival of the first elephant seal pup, with several of us already out of the sweepstake. One of the huge and excitable male elephant seals tried to get into the …

  • Macquarie Island Station Expeditioners taking the plunge in the traditional Midwinters Day swim

    27 June 2008

    I find it both fitting and a privilege that I (Ali D) find myself writing the news this week. Fitting, as I took the most photos on Midwinter's Evening (a total of 396 photos in one sitting!) and a privilege …

  • Macquarie Island  Expeditioner walking alongside a frozen creek

    4 July 2008

    It's been a fairly quiet week at Macca after all the excitement of Midwinter. At the weekend Ian, Ali D, Eve, Mike and Geoff headed to Bauer Bay for the monthly marine debris collection. The track was icy and on …

  • Gentoo penguins nest building on Macquarie Island

    22 August 2008

    Spring is in the air at Macca. Large male elephant seals are coming ashore and starting to stake out territory ready for when the females arrive in a week or two. We are starting to get used to the sounds …

  • Macquarie Island Expeditioners undertaking track maintenance

    8 August 2008

    Life has been pretty busy here at Macca, so busy we have had no time to write Icy News in fact. The rangers have been out for a month, joined by various groups to help with track work near Concord …

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