This week at Macquarie Island

  • Elephant seal weaners resting near Macquarie Island Communications building

    2 November 2007

    After raids several weeks ago in which ellie seal commandos unsuccessfully attempted to destroy the Met Balloon Shed facility and though the resulting damage has only just been repaired by Steve, Macca has now been invaded by "Weaner" assault troops. …

  • Vistors from MV Orion on beach at Macquarie Island

    21 December 2007

    MV Orion visited the island over the weekend, landing approximately 100 visitors and staff. A past ANARE station leader, Ms Dianna P who was part of the tour crew also came ashore for a short tour around the Station under …

  • Expeditioner on familiarisation trip on Macquarie Island

    14 December 2007

    It has been another busy week here at Macquarie Island and with it we will let the pictures below tell the story. Helen took Annelise and Alison D. (as we now have two Alisons on station) on a familiarisation tour …

  • Expeditioner in protective clothing during fire training exercise

    26 October 2007

    Friday arvo featured a fire drill to test the preparedness and skills of the Macquarie Island Fire Service (MIFS). A smoke filled Science Building was the setting. The fire team rapidly arrived on scene, conducted a primary search locating the …

  • Sunet (sun partly behind the clouds)

    20 July 2007

    Regards from all on Macquarie Island – the Jewel of the Sub Antarctic. All here busy in the pursuit of freedom, happiness & the furthering of science. Heading towards summer there is a discernible difference in the days, being noticeably …

  • Outside the station: no-one around

    27 July 2007

    It's been a fairly quiet week on station with a large proportion of the overwinter crew out and about down island. Market Square Photo: Sean Locals looking for nesting sites Photo: Matt   The Mess was very quiet in comparison …

  • Two little birds sitting on a post

    3 August 2007

    Red Polls at Macca Photo: Lionel W.   A quiet week with Sean, Helen, Jaime, Matt, Doug and Ali recently back from trips down the island. We have Steve, Greg, Michelle and Chris enjoying the sights this week while …

  • Fog clearing over Macquarie Island

    13 July 2007

    The latest freeze has ended on Macca and everyone is enjoying the return to normal water operations. This includes a return to the usual balloon program for Met with functional safety showers allowing the use of hydrogen for balloon filling …

  • Waves over the Isthmus

    8 June 2007

    Another glorious week of drizzle, sleet, fog, snow, the occasional sun, waves rushing over the isthmus and some stunning auroras have passed on the tropical sub-Antarctic island of Macca. All four seasons in one hour! Waves over The Isthmus …

  • Expeditioner cleaning the 931C dozer on Macquarie Island

    9 March 2007

    A quiet week at Macca with everyone finishing off projects, and starting to look forward to the arrival of the Aurora Australis in the near future. Meggsy working on cleaning up and servicing the 931C dozerPhoto: T. Gillies   The …

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