This week at Macquarie Island

  • Macquarie Island Chef playing badminton

    17 July 2009

    While down here during winter it is amazing just how much you can learn about others – how two very different people can work together quite well, or how some people get excited about things that others find dull and …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • 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, …

  • 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. …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

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