This week at Macquarie Island

  • Weaner elephant seal approaches a camera on the sand, it's huge eyes looking curiously at it

    4 December 2015 Single page view

    Macquarie Island tackles field science including albatross research, looks back at November's weather, chats to scientist Helena and shares squeal worthy weaner elephant seal pics. The fabulous cartoon by Nick Cartwright completes another great issue.

  • View to station past The Razorback gren tusock grass with buildings in background

    27 November 2015 Single page view

    Alien plants, tourists, a rabbit, and some fantastic images this week from Macca. There's also an update on the 'Penguin Palace', built to protect nesting gentoo penguns.

  • Close up of the head of a skua bird in profile

    20 November 2015 Single page view

    Macca expeditioners are busy with work and a skua census. Ranger Andrea has left the island, but her excellent photos are honoured.

  • Dinner party at Brother's Point hut. Robbie, Terry, Rich, Jimmy, Helena

    13 November 2015 Single page view

    Macquarie Island prepares for tourists and welcomes new expeditioners in style, with a field trip.

  • Elephant seal sits outside the Bureau office after a snow shower

    6 November 2015 Single page view

    Halloween, cup day, weather summary and an interview with Macquarie Island's resident cartoonist.

  • LARC driving in water

    30 October 2015 Single page view

    At Macca, we say farewell to a dear friend and welcome a few new ones. We also create a helicopter-proof shelter for one penguin couple's nest. The annual resupply and seal census kept us busy, but we squeezed in a round of mini golf anyway.

  • Expeditioners sitting at table wearing colored beanies

    16 October 2015 Single page view

    Macquarie Island expeditioners are counting seals and cleaning up after a huge storm

  • large amounts of water flow down the isthmus

    9 October 2015 Single page view

    Tsunami evacuation drill, very real bad weather and a marine mammal satellite tag is discovered.

  • Beachmaster and pup

    2 October 2015 Single page view

    Macquarie Island is busy with hydroponics, dramatic search and rescue training and wrangling the large and in charge beachmaster elephant seals.

  • Happy petrel hunting team (Anna, Rich, Duncan, Andrea) at the end of a successful day poses sitting on ground in group

    25 September 2015 Single page view

    There is lots happening at Macquarie Island including a large northern giant petrel census.

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