This week at Macquarie Island

  • Three people sitting in a field eating.

    8 December 2017

    It's a busy summer science season at Macquarie Island and this week we explore two key projects: Post eradication ecosystem response and the search for Azorella refuges.

  • A large seal with a big hook on its nose laying on sand with buildings in the background.

    1 December 2017

    With summer season well & truly kicked off, this week we get to check out Macca's amazing summer wildlife

  • A inflatable boat pulls up onto a rocky shore with an elephant seal laying on the rocks.

    24 November 2017

    This week at Macca, the first summer tourist ship arrives, along with six new summer expeditioners.

  • Man outdoors wearing a red raincoat and using tools to fix wooden staircase

    17 November 2017

    This week at Macquarie Island, we experience a day in the life of the Macca Trades team

  • Bright orange gentoo penguin feet standing on rocks.

    10 November 2017

    The summer season has officially commenced at Macca with the arrival of the first resupply ship and we learn more about Macca's most well-loved locals: The gentoo penguins

  • First sighting of the Macca Iceberg in the distance from the coastline of Macquarie Island- 31 October 2017

    3 November 2017

    An exciting week at Macca, with the influx of wildlife continuing and a rare iceberg sighting!

  • Two royal penguins probably reunited recently - royal penguins generally pair for life

    27 October 2017

    An exciting week at Macca with the return of the royal penguins, and preparations are underway for arrival of the summer expeditioners.

  • A man standing on the coastline with quite flat terrain around.

    20 October 2017

    This week, we feature the 2017 Macquarie Island winter team in pictures.

  • Prepping the patient for mock appendicitis surgery.

    13 October 2017

    This week, we get a glimpse into the world of the Macca Expedition Doctor during an appendicitis surgery training exercise.

  • Two expeditioners squirting a fire hose at a vehicle.

    6 October 2017

    This week at Macquarie Island, we catch-up on fire fighting training.

  • Gentoo penguins enjoying one of the epic snowfalls on Macquarie Island during 2017

    29 September 2017

    This week, the 2017 winter team reflects on six months on Macquarie Island.

  • An enchanted pool along the Macquarie Island coast

    22 September 2017

    It's busy wildlife times at Macquarie Island! This week, we catch-up on the recent northern giant petrel census and feature a poem about the notorious featherbed.

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