This week at Macquarie Island

  • Elphant seal bulls fighting over the harem with pup in foreground

    25 November 2016

    Elephant seal census results are in, a couple of our summerers report back on their first ventures at station and the rockhoppers are back on the island too.

  • A male and a female elephant seal lying together showing that the difference in size is quite dramatic

    18 November 2016

    The clean air project is explained and we introduce our first baby fur seals.

  • A king penguin with a mohawk due to moulting

    11 November 2016

    The wildlife continues to inspire and amaze and we get an update on how our green laser is working.

  • A black-browed albatross sitting on its nest in Windsor Bay October 2016

    4 November 2016

    The albatross have come back to the island for summer; a SAR exercise to check preparedness for the season ahead and a new sundeck.

  • Royal penguins standing on the beach in the sunshine

    28 October 2016

    It's all about arrivals this week - the Royals are back and L'Astrolabe has brought the first of our summerers, so winter is definitely over.

  • A picture of Hurd Point hut with an aurora over the sea.

    21 October 2016

    First gentoo chicks have been spotted, hospital training exercise completed and we meet Macca's ducks.

  • A picture of coastline with hills over the water, looking at Unity Bay from Eagle Point

    14 October 2016

    This week we share how any walk is full of new discoveries, more Macca makeovers, pink food for a cancer awareness brunch and an update on our photo points.

  • Northern giant petrel on nest

    7 October 2016

    An update from the northern giant petrel census, the purpose of the Dobson spectrophotometer revealed, more Macca makeovers and our field hut tour moves to Green Gorge.

  • The beach full of penguins

    30 September 2016

    We celebrate our halfway point; seal numbers are growing; Marty finally makes it to Lusi and we look at how Brothers Point Hut came to be.

  • Close shot of a skua from the front

    23 September 2016

    Skuas are back as food opportunities increase, more improvements around station and 20 years this week since Sandy Bay hut was decommissioned.

  • Newborn pup with eyes open

    16 September 2016

    As predicted last week, we have our first seal pups and gentoo eggs, and have set up our photo points. The earthquake was an unanticipated surprise...

  • A large male elephant seal on the beach

    9 September 2016

    Animals everywhere - first leopard seal sightings, orcas off the coast and seals are hauling out. Spring is getting busy on Macca.

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