This week at Macquarie Island

  • 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 …

  • Two elephant seals on the beach, fighting

    21 September 2007

    Spring is in the air at Macca and the past week has seen a major increase in the amount and intensity of wildlife activity around the island. A steady stream of big male elephant seals have been arriving on The …

  • Expeditioners peeling potatoes

    31 August 2007

    Every week is different down here, and despite it being "business as usual" and with most of the crew being on station going about routine, the Macca magic keeps on rolling. Rare moment: Both Jamie & Sean on station and …

  • Elephant seal and baby lying on the sand

    14 September 2007

    Well, as was mentioned last week, the "Ellie Seal Pup Sweepstake was on……..and now we have a winner……….it was Steve and he should know, being so at one with them as he is doing his PhD on…um? … (something to …

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