This week at Macquarie Island

  • Chris Burns and Angus Cummings negotiate their way through a hillside covered in Aceana magellanica

    20 April 2018

    Field training gets underway, the east coast is subjected to huge swells and we sample our first aurora on the island this week

  • A view of station looking south from high on the slopes of North Head

    13 April 2018

    A day trip to North Head, terns take a dip, inaugural salon opening and playing in the rain, all at Macca this week

  • Expeditioners heading up Wireless Hill in the fog to the Tsunami cache during a response drill

    6 April 2018

    This week Macca trained for any emergency, enjoyed Easter and celebrated a birthday!

  • A LARC (Light Amphibious Resupply Cargo vessel) coming ashore at Landing Beach, Macquarie Island, with the RV Aurora Australis in the background during sunny and calm conditions

    23 March 2018

    This week at Macca it was all about finishing resupply and handover.

  • Resupply morning - A classic Macquarie Island sunrise.

    16 March 2018

    A short update on the annual Macca resupply.

  • The 2017/18 Macquarie Island winter expedition team.

    9 March 2018

    This week, a final station update from the Macquarie Island team before the imminent arrival of the resupply ship Aurora Australis.

  • Brightly coloured orange and pink anemones.

    2 March 2018

    A stunning visual treat this week from Macca, as we share amazing imagery of Macquarie Islandís west coast anemones, rock pool creatures, and auroras.

  • The face of an invertebrate hunter.

    23 February 2018

    This week at Macca, we take a deep dive into the amazing world of invertebrate monitoring and recap the last tourist ship of the season.

  • An amazing sunset over Macquarie Island station.

    16 February 2018

    A big station update from Macca this week, with the team busy with science and station-based work with less than four-weeks left for the season.

  • The rope rescue team in action.

    9 February 2018

    This week, Macca's summer seabird chicks and search & rescue training take centre stage.

  • Macquarie Island expeditioners hit the cold surf on the traditional Australia Day swim

    2 February 2018

    A bumper edition of Macca news, with a station update recapping the last few weeks on station including Australia Day, along with some science insights from our lake coring research team.

  • A black sandy beach with elephant seals and penguins on it.

    19 January 2018

    This week from Macca, a busy station update with the team now over halfway through the summer season.

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