This week at Macquarie Island

  • 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 …

  • Macquarie Island Expeditioner descending scree slope into Hurd Point.

    22 May 2009

    This week has been rather quiet on the station as several people have been out working in the field. The three Rangers, Dave, Sarah and Julie, have been roaming to the very furthest point on the island, where they have …

  • 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 …

  • Macquarie Island Station Expeditioners taking the plunge in the traditional Midwinters Day swim

    27 June 2008

    I find it both fitting and a privilege that I (Ali D) find myself writing the news this week. Fitting, as I took the most photos on Midwinter's Evening (a total of 396 photos in one sitting!) and a privilege …

  • 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 …

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