This week at Macquarie Island

  • Expeditioners with food created as part of cooking competition

    11 January 2008

    Friday night dinner on January 4th saw a revival of 'Can't Cook Vs Iron Chef' competition. Teams were allowed to choose disguised bowls of food and then grouped together to create food masterpieces! Sean, Al and Steve went up against …

  • Human impact team collecting soil sample near Macquarie Island fuel farm

    25 January 2008

    The Macca summer science program is in full swing with the recent arrival of the human impact team (IHAT). Making use of the fantastic weather, Greg, Susan, Jane, Erika and Andrew plant themselves in front of the Macca fuel farm …

  • Macquarie Island Expeditioners start the traditional Australia Day swim

    1 February 2008

    The week started with Australia Day on Saturday. After a delicious brunch prepared by Michele, it was down to the beach for a swim. Starting at the fire hut there was a brief dip on the west side of The …

  • Expeditioner taking rest during trip studying Albatross nestings

    8 February 2008

    With the beautiful weather we have been having of late there is activity every where. Firstly we will look at what the summer science people are up to. Nick and Sarah are busy wandering to all parts of the island …

  • Snowfield on plateau on Macquarie Island

    30 May 2008

    The past week at Macca has been a fairly quiet one with the expeditioners heading out to various field huts for some general work around the island or some time off to have a look around this great part of …

  • L'Astrolabe during re-fuelling operation at Macquarie Island

    11 April 2008

    The new winterers have settled in, the L'Astrolabe has headed back to Hobart which has left the station a bit quieter than the re-supply period but everyone is looking forward to a great year on Macca. L'Astrolabe during re-fuelling A …

  • Dead bull Elephant seal on Macquarie Island beach

    3 October 2008

    Murder on Macca Main Street. A large male elephant seal was found dead on Macca Main Street last week, prompting an investigation. Firstly "Was it Murder or Suicide?" Given that no note was found, and it is hard to bite …

  • Bull Elephant seals fighting amongst the buildings at Macquarie Island Station

    19 September 2008

    The elephant seals are causing havoc at Macca. The week started with a big male breaking down the fence outside the Met building. There was more damage to the balloon shed doors as they lay against them. It seemed as …

  • Collection of items found when the shower cubicle at Garden Cove was replaced

    13 June 2008

    It's been another busy week at Macca. Tim and Geoff have been fitting new shower cubicles into Garden Cove, where pulling out the old one revealed a hidden treasure of old soap, shampoo, toothbrushes and toothpaste. Garden Cove's treasure trove. …

  • 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 …

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