This week at Macquarie Island

  • 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 …

  • Flags at half mast at Macquarie Island Station for Anzac Day 2009

    1 May 2009

    Hi to everyone from the great green sponge. Another busy and fun filled week to report on, with Macca throwing it's normal changeable weather at us in many different ways. A dawn service was held by Anchor Rock to commemorate …

  • Show and tell in the Macquarie Island Bio Lab

    8 May 2009

    Susan presented the station with a IHAT information night on Thursday followed up with a show and tell in the bio Lab on the Friday night. Jimmy organised for finger food to appear at the Lab just in time for …

  • Macquarie Island snowman

    19 June 2009

    The man himself Photo: Julie This weeks news is bought to you by the incredible weather we have had over the last week. Just when you thought the Island couldn't get any better you get snow. The Island has …

  • Group of 8 expeditioners in swimming gear

    26 June 2009

    This week saw the Mid winter celebrations at Macca. It is a long standing tradition amongst all Antarctic stations to celebrate the shortest day of the year. From now on, the days will get longer and, hopefully, warmer. The day …

  • Macquarie Island Film Director

    5 June 2009

    The station has been buzzing this week with the start of filming for the Macca entry in the Mid-winter video competition. The content of the production is a tightly kept secret at this stage so I can't give too much …

  • Rusting trypots lying in deep moss beds at Macquarie Island Station

    29 May 2009

    For those of you who don't know what the Station at Macquarie Island looks like, let's have a brief photographic guided tour of some of its features:- Historic memorabilia form the early 1800's lies within metres of the work areas …

  • Unnamed lake near Mt Elder on Macquarie Island

    15 May 2009

    Greetings from the Green Sponge! A full week of work and training, keeping everyone busy. Un-named lake near Mt Elder – suggest Lake Lloyd Photo: Lloyd We ran a search and rescue exercise involving PIRB (Position Indicating Radio Beacon) tracking. …

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