This week at Macquarie Island

  • A rare windless day, with calm seas, on Macca

    2 October 2009

    The last week has seen the best day we have had on the island this year. Monday was windless and sunny, with flat seas, and a balmy 4.8° C. Except for the missing piña coladas, we could have believed we …

  • Two plumbers standing on the side of a damn, inspecting

    18 September 2009

    Another week has gone by, here on Macca, and the wildlife are still pouring in for the breeding season. A few more elephant seal pups have popped up around the isthmus, reminding the expeditioners here what an amazing place this …

  • A growing harem of elephant seals

    25 September 2009

    It's been another busy week on Macca with trips out, work programs continuing and wildlife abounding on the great green sponge. The elephant seals are gathering in large numbers with harems beginning to form and more pups being born … …

  • Marine beacon found washed up in Langdon Bay on Macquarie Island

    10 July 2009

    While conducting the monthly bird surveys Dave and Sarah came across a marine beacon, which had been washed ashore in Langdon Bay on the west coast. It is thought that the beacon, the base of which stood about 70cm high, …

  • Toy soldier found washed up at Bauer Bay on Macquarie Island collected as part of marine debris

    3 July 2009

    Over the last week many of the crew have jumped at taking an opportunity to get out into the field. With the station returning to normal following our mid winters celebrations (and the winning of the short movie award), a …

  • View of Macquarie Island from Station Leaders room including rainbow

    3 April 2009

    Howdy all. After the departure of the Aurora Australis, with last years crew on board, minus a few that somehow managed to stay ashore, the new batch of winterers are settling in. During the mayhem of resupply, not all of …

  • Macquarie Island Expeditioners during a familiarisation trip

    17 April 2009

    Well, what a fun couple of weeks we have had… The weekend of the 4th& 5th saw Ranger Dave take Tom, Jason and James out for their island familiarisation trip. Followed by Sway and Jules, who, on the 7th– 9th, …

  • Waves crashing onto west coast of Macquarie Island

    24 April 2009

    We started the week with a hefty storm blowing constant winds of 50 to 55 knots with gusts up to 68 knots. The sea turned on a good display of surf crashing onto the local beaches. Waves crashing onto west …

  • 20 March 2009

    Resupply is underway at Macca. And to prove it, here's some helicopters Webcam image of helicopters on Macquarie Island during resupply March 2009 and a big boat Aurora Australis at anchor off Macquarie Island during 2009 resupply and changeover …

  • Sandell Bay on the west coast of Macquarie Island

    27 February 2009

    Greetings from Macquarie Island, the island that has been "simply squeezed toward the surface like toothpaste from a tube" (R A Kerr, Science, 1983). Macquarie Island has the same oceanic crust that is found all over the earths surface but …

  • Tourists coming ashore at Macquarie Island

    23 January 2009

    Happy New year to all from the entire Macquarie Island crew. Over the past couple of months station personnel have changed from the sleepy winter crew into the summer staff – full of recent arrivals and all keen for summer …

  • Keen and ready swimmers

    30 January 2009

    Greetings to all from Macquarie Island. Another great week from the Island positioned at 158 55' E, 54 30' S. Being proud Australians, Monday was a great day for being with new friends and for spending an Australia Day in …

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