This week at Macquarie Island

  • King penguin and high cloud near Gadgets Gully

    4 March 2016

    Work continues on Macquarie Island as some prepare for the journey home.

  • A royal penguin colony

    26 February 2016

    Lots of activity in the field this week at Macquarie Island and an interview with Rowena the ranger.

  • Close up of wet face of Antarctic fur seal pup

    19 February 2016

    Macquarie Island expeditioners welcome tourists and share pics of adorable fur seals.

  • Sleeping fur seal

    12 February 2016

    On Macca a birthday is celebrated, the mess gets a furry guard, invasive plant species are explored and scientist Jane Gosden is interviewed.

  • Cape petrel chick covered in fluffly down, inside a very small alcove under a rock covered in moss

    5 February 2016

    Expeditioners learn the art of crochet while catching up on the Aussie Open, enjoy some long awaited sunshine and get a look at cute, fluffy Cape petrel chicks.

  • Expeditioner feeding another expeditioner in penguin suits

    29 January 2016

    A week of fun filled celebrations at Macca including Australia Day games, a double dip in the ocean and birthdays galore. Plumber Tim is interviewed.

  • Rob on the Hurd Point creek jump up

    22 January 2016

    Macquarie Island completes work and welcomes tourists. Rob from communications is interviewed.

  • Gentoo penguins gathered outside a small timber building

    15 January 2016

    Science, social activities, recovering vegetation and so many moulting animals at Macca. The Doc is also interviewed.

  • Expeditioners sitting down to a large table set with lots of food for brunch on Christmas Day. Tinsel decorations hang from the ceiling.

    8 January 2016

    New faces, festive celebrations and some amazing auroral activity have blessed the last few weeks at Macquarie Island.

  • Gentoo chick sleeping on the ground

    18 December 2015

    Lots happening on Macquarie Island as gentoos take over a station road, orcas return, the chef is interviewed and more.

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