This week at Macquarie Island

  • 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 …

  • Expeditioners on Macquarie Island voting in the 2007 Federal Election

    30 November 2007

    As per normal there are lots of things happening in and around the station and island area. There was the federal election last weekend which saw the change in Government and then at Macca this week there are a few …

  • The Spirit of Enderby tourist ship off Macquarie Island

    16 November 2007

    A big week this week at Macca with the arrival of our first tourist ship, The Spirit of Enderby. The Spirit brought 50+ tourists to the island on a pleasant, misty day guided by lead guides Helen and Sean, and …

  • Expeditioners hugging during farewell

    7 December 2007

    With the second visit by the Spirit of Enderby we increased in population by 5 for one night, and then lost Jamie the next day, on a scenic cruise via Campbell Island, returning to the land of Oz after a …

  • Expeditioners aboard visiting yacht 'Tiama'

    9 November 2007

    The big news for Macca this week is the arrival of a couple of new faces. Fred and Wade were boated ashore at Hurd Point Hut on Saturday after a five day trip on the Tiama, out of New Zealand. …

  • Macquarie Island Expeditioners undertaking the monthly marine debris survey

    4 January 2008

    Sean, Annelise, Eve and Mark completed the monthly marine debris sweep of the Bauer Bay beach reporting that the twine count was well up on the previous month's total. Controversy surrounded the identity of the collector of the largest piece …

  • Elephant seal weaners resting near Macquarie Island Communications building

    2 November 2007

    After raids several weeks ago in which ellie seal commandos unsuccessfully attempted to destroy the Met Balloon Shed facility and though the resulting damage has only just been repaired by Steve, Macca has now been invaded by "Weaner" assault troops. …

  • Vistors from MV Orion on beach at Macquarie Island

    21 December 2007

    MV Orion visited the island over the weekend, landing approximately 100 visitors and staff. A past ANARE station leader, Ms Dianna P who was part of the tour crew also came ashore for a short tour around the Station under …

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