This week at Macquarie Island

  • First Elephant seal pup on Macquarie Island for this season

    12 September 2008

    The first pup has arrived on Macca The first elephant seal pup was born on Wed 10th September. As no-one picked that date in the sweepstake, controversy surrounds the result. Born at RazorBack West he seems healthy, with his Mum …

  • Eve counting seals

    17 October 2008

    The annual elephant seal census is underway. For 10 days all the female elephant seals on the isthmus will be counted, with two teams of two going out, one team to count the west side and one the east. Then …

  • Gentoo penguins nest building on Macquarie Island

    22 August 2008

    Spring is in the air at Macca. Large male elephant seals are coming ashore and starting to stake out territory ready for when the females arrive in a week or two. We are starting to get used to the sounds …

  • Collection of items found when the shower cubicle at Garden Cove was replaced

    13 June 2008

    It's been another busy week at Macca. Tim and Geoff have been fitting new shower cubicles into Garden Cove, where pulling out the old one revealed a hidden treasure of old soap, shampoo, toothbrushes and toothpaste. Garden Cove's treasure trove. …

  • 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 …

  • Macquarie Island  Expeditioner walking alongside a frozen creek

    4 July 2008

    It's been a fairly quiet week at Macca after all the excitement of Midwinter. At the weekend Ian, Ali D, Eve, Mike and Geoff headed to Bauer Bay for the monthly marine debris collection. The track was icy and on …

  • Expeditioners on Macquarie Island voting in the 2007 Federal Election

    30 November 2007

    As per normal there are lots of things happening in and around the station and island area. There was the federal election last weekend which saw the change in Government and then at Macca this week there are a few …

  • The Spirit of Enderby tourist ship off Macquarie Island

    16 November 2007

    A big week this week at Macca with the arrival of our first tourist ship, The Spirit of Enderby. The Spirit brought 50+ tourists to the island on a pleasant, misty day guided by lead guides Helen and Sean, and …

  • Expeditioners hugging during farewell

    7 December 2007

    With the second visit by the Spirit of Enderby we increased in population by 5 for one night, and then lost Jamie the next day, on a scenic cruise via Campbell Island, returning to the land of Oz after a …

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