This week at Macquarie Island

  • 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.

  • Kate in red vest in vegetation patch

    11 December 2015

    An overview of life on station this week from Macquarie Island - is that a giant crab? Scientist Kate K is interviewed and orcas feature in the photo gallery.

  • 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.

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