This week at Macquarie Island

  • 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 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 …

  • Bull Elephant seals fighting amongst the buildings at Macquarie Island Station

    19 September 2008

    The elephant seals are causing havoc at Macca. The week started with a big male breaking down the fence outside the Met building. There was more damage to the balloon shed doors as they lay against them. It seemed as …

  • Macquarie Island Expeditioner installs a new hot water circulating pump

    5 September 2008

    Work continues at Macca as we continue to await the arrival of the first elephant seal pup, with several of us already out of the sweepstake. One of the huge and excitable male elephant seals tried to get into the …

  • 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 …

  • Dead bull Elephant seal on Macquarie Island beach

    3 October 2008

    Murder on Macca Main Street. A large male elephant seal was found dead on Macca Main Street last week, prompting an investigation. Firstly "Was it Murder or Suicide?" Given that no note was found, and it is hard to bite …

  • 7 November 2008

    With a busy week at Macca, no ICY News …

  • 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 …

  • Macquarie Island Expeditioners recladding the Stations' Main Store building

    14 November 2008

    This Summer's major project, the removal of asbestos sheeting and recladding of the store, is well underway. Steve, Cliff, Pete, Alex and Garnet, with help from Geoff, Pedro, Alby and Tim have been working hard to get as much done …

  • Macquarie Island 2008 Wintering Expeditioners

    31 October 2008

    Another big couple of weeks at Macca. It started with the "End of Winter" dinner on Monday. The impending arrival of L'Astrolabe bringing new faces to the island signaled the end of our Winter, so it was time for a …

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