This week at Macquarie Island

  • 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.

  • Black furry elephant seal pup with adult seal

    18 September 2015 Single page view

    The first seal pup of the season is here! Expeditioners find some interesting marine debris and the weather finally cooperates for a boating trip and training.

  • Rich in orange hiking jacket with snow falling

    11 September 2015 Single page view

    Celebrations as a long running project is completed in an icy gully, and all eyes on station are watching for the first pup to be born for 2015.

  • Justin, Ben and Dan in party costumes

    4 September 2015 Single page view

    Surf's up! Plus, murder? Expeditioners have a multi-birthday murder mystery party, Hawaiian style. King penguins are counted, the weather is reviewed and the weekly cartoon depicts male elephant seals readying themselves for breeding season.

  • White variation giant petrel

    28 August 2015 Single page view

    Macca shows off with wonderful images, a world record stargazing attempt (kind of) and more.

  • An expeditioner working atop a ladder in Gadgets Gully.

    21 August 2015 Single page view

    New maintenance ladders are installed at Gadgets Gully, some birthdays are celebrated, and a communal jigsaw puzzle is worked on.

  • A leopard seal laying on the beach with its mouth wide open, showing its teeth

    14 August 2015 Single page view

    A darts challenge, some welcome blue skies after a string of cloudy days, and some exciting wildlife visitors.

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