This week at Macquarie Island

  • The 'smartie' shaped Brothers Point Hut sitting on the hillside

    22 April 2016

    Field familiarisations start for the new winterers, our first aurora over station and a visit to see the king penguin chicks, whilst our furry neighbour still visits us.

  • Marcus & Helen letting off flares on the Ham shack balcony. Vista of south of the island in background.

    15 April 2016

    Resupply comes to an end and all leave except for the new wintering crew, who have two birthdays to celebrate. An unexpected furry expeditioner joins the crew.

  • A pink sunset over the beach and rocks of Hasselborough Bay

    8 April 2016

    The winter crew at Macquarie Island complete resupply and wave farewell to the previous expeditioners who have departed for Australia on French ship L'Astrolabe.

  • Watercraft operators, all dry-suited up, being briefed outside the boatshed before commencing operations for the day

    1 April 2016

    Macquarie Island welcomes L'Astrolabe and commences resupply.

  • End of season dinner group photo

    25 March 2016

    Macca prepares for L'Astrolabe, the French research vessel aiding their annual resupply. The gorgeous plants of Macquarie Island are featured.

  • Summer Remediation Team: Robbie, Helena, and Terry sit in front of barrels and smile broadly.

    18 March 2016

    More prep for the incoming winter crew includes an industrial clean of the kitchen. Charismatic Bioremediation Field Team Leader Robert Kilpatrick is interviewed and a day in the life of elephant seals on Macquarie Island is explored in pictures.

  • Duncan driving the tractor

    11 March 2016

    Macquarie Island expeditioners are preparing for the end of their summer, and the impending resupply. Lots of work is happening including albatross research and cleaning up the hydroponics shed.

  • King penguin and high cloud near Gadgets Gully

    4 March 2016

    Work continues on Macquarie Island as some prepare for the journey home.

  • A royal penguin colony

    26 February 2016

    Lots of activity in the field this week at Macquarie Island and an interview with Rowena the ranger.

  • Close up of wet face of Antarctic fur seal pup

    19 February 2016

    Macquarie Island expeditioners welcome tourists and share pics of adorable fur seals.

  • 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.

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