This week at Macquarie Island

  • Expeditioners at Saturday night meal

    4 May 2007

    Compiled this week by Steve. Let us first apologize for not getting a newsletter last week, we could offer excuses but you'd see through them. Our year has begun in earnest these last two weeks with the island wholly in …

  • View of snow covered hills from the Station

    25 May 2007

    Again Macca takes on a different persona as the days continue to shorten and we get more used to the weather (light at 7.30 & dark by 3.30 – probably should be in another time zone, but it keeps it …

  • Expeditioner investigating water leak

    17 August 2007

    All work areas have been busy with their daily routines, normal work related activities and the providing of assistance to others when the need arose. Water leaks are a continual concern and as is the norm, they generally occur in …

  • Snow covered Macquarie Island Station

    18 May 2007

    From the hands and mind of the same person … Ola! Beunos Dias, you are reading this week's Macquarie Island Icy News, which is very appropriate for us here at Macca this week due to the cold weather and the …

  • Expeditioner with Elephant Seal

    8 October 2007

    With most of the station keen to get involved in everything and with a strong feeling for supporting science on the island, there were no shortages of volunteers signing up for the elephant seal resight programme this year. The programme …

  • Rough sea at Macquarie Island

    19 October 2007

    Hello from all on Macquarie Island Although imminent changeovers & resupplies are the flavour of the month for the continental stations it is only just over half way now for the MI 2007 winter. This week has seen the variation …

  • Elephant seal face in the glow of sunset

    24 August 2007

    The large male beachmaster elephant seals have arrived at Macca scattering themselves over The Isthmus and in groups along the west coast near Razorback Ridge. They are pretty quiet at the moment, lying around sleeping and waiting for the females. …

  • Two expeditioners carrying meat

    28 September 2007

    One of the big news items of last week had to be withheld to maintain the clandestine nature of the patrols of the Macquarie Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), so this week we can report on the impromptu visit of the …

  • Expeditioners on trek to Mt Elder

    12 October 2007

    Last Friday saw a station expedition to Mt Elder for the Great Mast Raising. Two broken support wires had brought the Mt Elder repeater mast down a week earlier. So the accumulated brawn of Macquarie Island rallied to the cause, …

  • Snow on the Plateau

    7 September 2007

    It's Springtime!Well somewhere it is, but here on Macca, it is cold, cold, cold and windy, windy, windy! A nice frosting Photo: Michele Smith   Thinking it was going to get warmer, daffodils would bloom and little baby creatures would …

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