This week at Macquarie Island

  • A gentoo penguin with Aurora Australis in background

    24 March 2017

    This week Macquarie Island is abuzz with resupply activities and the changeover of winter personnel to the 70th ANARE team.

  • An aurora in the night sky over station

    17 March 2017

    Resupply ship is enroute, so this is the last 'this week' for the 69th ANARE. More winners from the photo comp; end of season dinner; a round up from botany for the year and we missed one wall photo!

  • Seaweed laid up against a beach cobble

    10 March 2017

    Results are in for the annual photo comp; seed collecting explained; 'Intrepid Expeditioner' heads off station; the new boat shed revealed and the last winterer photos from the wall of the Mess.

  • Lots of penguins in the colony at Gadget Gully

    3 March 2017

    King penguin chicks are here; hydro gets Dan thinking; the tourist season ends for another year and the new boatshed has a roof!

  • Chick staying cool sitting on its nest in partial shade

    24 February 2017

    Time to check on our cape petrel chicks and the Macquarie cushion is getting some attention this season, as well as science interpreted by a carpenter!

  • Sunset at Hurd Point

    17 February 2017

    Northern giant petrel chicks are counted; tradies go on an island tour and an update from our weed hunters.

  • three people under a 'start' banner ready to begin a long trek with a dog mannequin

    10 February 2017

    This week Stay Here triumphs in the relay; Horse shares his winning photos and we saw a plane!

  • A white-headed petrel sitting in a burrow

    3 February 2017

    This week we catch up on white-headed petrels, expeditioners and the Australia Day swim, our unexpected beach visitor and Stay Here off on tour.

  • Light mantled albatross chick

    27 January 2017

    An albatross and skua update, Murray shares his tour-guiding experiences, Stay Here goes boating, and congrats to Pete Raymond who welcomed twin boys to the family.

  • Antarctic tern chick sitting on the nest in amongst the rocks and vegetation

    20 January 2017

    New plant pics, Antarctic tern chicks and a visit from a chinstrap penguin.

  • Cormorant in flight with nesting materials

    13 January 2017

    Penguins learn to swim, we learn about the remediation project and cormorant chicks are revealed.

  • A woman holds up her penguin stubby holder

    6 January 2017

    Happy New Year to all! As expected, it's been a busy time of social activities for people here on the island while nature has been busy smashing the annual rainfall record.

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