This week at Macquarie Island

  • 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.

  • Seven king penguins standing on the rocky beach.

    15 September 2017

    This week, we catch-up on a busy few weeks at Macca featuring wild winter weather, lots of field work, and the birth of the season's first elephant seal!

  • A closeup of gentoo penguins in the vegetation at Davis Point.

    8 September 2017

    TASPARKS ranger in charge Andrea Turbett collects marine debris off a short span of coastline where gentoo penguins and other species will be breeding.

  • A wooden hut with hill behind it.

    1 September 2017

    This week, we present #HUTLYF: An in-depth look at life working in the Macquarie Island field huts

  • Grey Petrel chick in burrow sitting on the nest.

    18 August 2017

    This week, we hear from our TASPARKS Rangers about winter wildlife on Macquarie Island

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