This week at Mawson

  • Adélie penguins being chased by a pod of orcas jump onto an iceberg in front of Mawson station.

    27 January 2017

    This week at Mawson we take a look at some of the wildlife we have been seeing and catch up with what they are getting up to on the island.

  • Adélie penguin chicks huddle together forming the start of a créche

    20 January 2017

    This week at Mawson we have an unusual visitor, four of the team take a break at Rumdoodle and the latest from the team at Béchervaise Island.

  • An Adélie penguin with its egg - the chick's beak is breaking through the shell at the front

    13 January 2017

    This week at Mawson we watch seals on station and find out what is happening on Becherviase Island.

  • Three expeditioners walking around a wind scoop near Mt Henderson

    6 January 2017

    Over the festive season Mawson expeditioners celebrate Christmas and complete travel training in the Framnes Mountains.

  • An expeditioner abseiling down Rumdoodle Peak

    23 December 2016

    This week at Mawson we climb mountains and farewell two of our number out to Bechervaise Island.

  • The midnight sun with two snow petrels resting on the snow

    16 December 2016

    This week at Mawson - the last visit to Welch Island, an overnight at Bechervaise and the tide gauge is reinstated.

  • A view of Mawson station in the sunshine from the top of one of the wind turbines

    9 December 2016

    This week at Mawson we went on survival training, took time to take in the view and observed the Adélie penguins on the surrounding islands.

  • Three Häggs waiting for the plane on the apron of the SLA

    2 December 2016

    This week at Mawson we celebrate with new friends and old, visit the Rookery Islands and prepare for a plane – farewelling some and welcoming one.

  • Adelie penguin colony with Beche huts in the background

    25 November 2016

    This week the last of the summer crowd arrives and Béche hut is prepared for the incoming researchers.

  • A view across the spine of a mountain range

    18 November 2016

    We say goodbye to some of the crew and welcome new faces to Mawson. There is fresh produce, mail and a great energy around the station.

  • A large green aurora above West arm

    11 November 2016

    A look back at the highlights of the past season before the new one begins.

  • A baby seal lying on the sea ice

    4 November 2016

    This week at Mawson, three expeditioners get energetic walking from Rumdoodle to station, and the first photos of a Weddell seal pup.

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