This week at Macquarie Island

  • Two expeditioners at their birthday celebrations

    14 August 2009

    Another seven days goes by on Gods' own subantarctic hideaway. We started the week with a couple of birthdays which were a great excuse for an equal number of parties. Sarah turned twenty one again and Duds is hoping everyone …

  • Three Macca expeditioners walk the red carpet

    21 August 2009

    This has been a special week for Macquarie Island since we found ourselves in the spotlight as the winners of the Antarctic International Film Festival Open Category with our film "Eradication". Visitors and celebrities arrived from all over the globe …

  • Two IRBs on calm beach

    28 August 2009

    Not too much to report from Macca this week, things are generally ticking along, as they do.Over the last few weeks our ranger, Dave, has been busy scouring the coast line for marine debris that has washed up – this …

  • Macquarie Island Expeditioners stop for smoko

    7 August 2009

    It's been another busy week on the soggy sponge, with the monthly marine debris survey kicking off another week. Cyril, Graham, Dave Sarah and Julie took to Bauer Beach in search of rubbish. Even though the sun tried hard to …

  • Macquarie Island Expeditioner geared up for snow

    31 July 2009

    Welcome to another weekly news from the greenish-white sponge. Our icy snap last week ended on Saturday, with Jason lifting the water embargo, allowing everyone to finally wash their clothes … and themselves. We are now all happy to be …

  • Macquarie Island Chef playing badminton

    17 July 2009

    While down here during winter it is amazing just how much you can learn about others – how two very different people can work together quite well, or how some people get excited about things that others find dull and …

  • 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 …

  • Tent and elephant seal

    4 September 2009

    It's back to the island this week, and throughout the week everyone has been trickling back to base after a couple of the busiest weeks in the field we've had. We stretched our numbers on station to a minimum as …

  • King penguin with chick

    11 September 2009

    It's an animal extravaganza at Macca these days with plenty of wildlife arriving to make the most of the absolutely spectacular weather we have been having over the past week. Not only have leopard seals, Hooker sea lions, Antarctic terns, …

  • 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.

  • 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...

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