Australian Antarctic Magazine - Issue 26: June 2014
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- Pests eradicated from Macquarie Island
- Hard core science
- Historical temperature reconstructions show hemispheric differences
- Mapping the migratory route of pygmy blue whales
- The laws of whaling
- Next generation toothfish management tools
- Potential diamond-bearing rocks discovered in Antarctica
- Polar ecosystems vulnerable to increased sunlight
- Diatoms have that sinking feeling
- New breeding behaviour discovered in emperor penguins
- Volcanoes provided ice-age refuge for Antarctic biodiversity
- How old is that humpback whale?
- Elephant seal population decrease linked to polar vortex
- Counting elephant seals from space
- $1.6 million for marine mammal research
- Sea ice symposium
- Public Open Science Day
- Managing activities in the Larsemann Hills
- Expansion of the Heard Island and McDonald Islands Marine Reserve
- Sea ice position analysis
- New Antarctic Icebreaker
- Australian Chair for Antarctic environmental committee
- Antarctic Environments Portal
- New CEO for CRC
- Antarctic Strategic Plan update
- Australia-Japan meeting to build Antarctic science collaboration
- Oceanography award
Reminiscent of a tropical island rather than a subantarctic one, this image of Macquarie Island shows an east coast slope covered with silver-leaf daisy (Pleurophyllum hookeri), looking north towards the station. The photo was taken in 2007 by Frederique Olivier, who has spent 14 seasons working in Antarctica and the subantarctic, as a scientist, photographer, expedition guide, voyage manager, commercial skipper, media producer and camera operator. A successful conclusion to the pest eradication project will ensure the World Heritage values of this beautiful island are preserved.