This week at Macquarie Island

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • Giant Petrel watching the world go by

    9 October 2009

    Another busy week on Macca in the lead up to the ship arriving. Soon our small community of 15 will be inundated by a ship full of summer expeditioners, round-trippers and a suite of people to help refuel the station. …

  • 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...

  • Overland Track looking north

    27 November 2009

    Field expeditioners return to station for much-needed showers, preparing hospitality for tourists, resupply of field huts and SAR and first aid training.

  • The Orion

    11 December 2009

    Tourist ship-visits, continuing expeditioner changeover and training, gentoo penguin chicks doing what they do, and more icebergs.

  • Preparing inflatable rubber boats

    18 December 2009

    Good weather allows some boating, Christmas preparations in progress, icebergs continue to capture media attention, killer whales and a very unusual birthday cake.

  • View over Buckles Bay

    20 November 2009

    Mild weather, wild weather, iceberg watching, animal surveys and lake sediment sampling.

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