Three people standing on a ship in front of a mountain with a blue sky.

It’s a busy summer science season at Macquarie Island and this week we… Read more

A baby seal in water with rocks surrounding it.

With summer season well & truly kicked off, this week we get to check… Read more

A inflatable boat pulls up onto a rocky shore with an elephant seal laying on the rocks.

This week at Macca, the first summer tourist ship arrives, along with six… Read more

Man outdoors wearing a red raincoat and using tools to fix wooden staircase

This week at Macquarie Island, we experience a day in the life of the Macca… Read more

The new French Navy vessel L’Astrolabe completed a resupply of cargo and transfer of 10 new expeditioners to Macquarie Island today — The arrival of the 10 new expeditioners marks the commencement of the summer season at Macquarie Island — Across the summer season, a total of 19 summer expeditioners will be focused on a range of important science projects including: * Ongoing monitoring by the Albatross and Giant Petrel Program researchers * A geology project collecting basalt samples to determine the age and origin of the magmatism along the Australian-Pacific plate boundary * Monitoring ecosystem responses after the Macquarie Island Pest Eradication Project, including invertebrates, burrowing petrels and skua * A conservation project focused on monitoring the critically endangered Azorella macquariensis * The collection of lake sediment samples to study climatic and ecosystem changes.

The summer season has officially commenced at Macca with the arrival of… Read more

A sleepy weaner having a scratch while lying on the beach.

An exciting week at Macca, with the influx of wildlife continuing and a… Read more

Two royal penguins probably reunited recently — royal penguins generally pair for life

An exciting week at Macca with the return of the royal penguins, and preparations… Read more

A women standing on top of a hill with water in the background.

This week, we feature the 2017 Macquarie Island winter team in pictures. Read more

The Macca medical team getting ready to perform a mock surgery.

This week, we get a glimpse into the world of the Macca Expedition Doctor… Read more

Two expeditioners standing outside in their fire fighting gear.

This week at Macquarie Island, we catch-up on fire fighting training. Read more

The full group of ANARE team pose for a photo.

This week, the 2017 winter team reflects on six months on Macquarie Island. Read more

Three expeditioners standing on green tussocks looking for giant petrels.

It’s busy wildlife times at Macquarie Island! This week, we catch-up… Read more

Albatross researcher Emily Mowat sitting on the edge of a big snow dune.

This week, we catch-up on a busy few weeks at Macca featuring wild winter… Read more

A photo showing the section of coast that all the debris was found.

TASPARKS ranger in charge Andrea Turbett collects marine debris off a short… Read more

A bucket hanging outside is used as a shower.

This week, we present #HUTLYF: An in-depth look at life working in the… Read more

A rainbow that goes right over the Macquarie Island station.

This week at Macca, we have a visual treat: A pictorial feature of stunning… Read more

Adult grey petrel in its burrow (found with a pocket camera) — Macquarie Island

This week, we hear from our TASPARKS Rangers about winter wildlife on Macquarie… Read more

A group of people at a clown-themed birthday party.

We catch-up on a busy two weeks at Macquarie Island with birthdays, darts… Read more

Snow on the ground and covering the official Macquarie Island sign.

Last week, Macca had an epic week of snowfall and it’s captured here… Read more

Lake Tiobunga with Mount Hamilton peak in distance — Macquarie Island

This week, we get a glimpse of field life and medical training on Macca. Read more

Sunrise looking down from a hill and over the water.

This week, we catch-up on all the latest news from Macquarie Island and… Read more

Chef Nick Baker hard at work in the kitchen turning some food over on the hotplate.

In this edition of Macquarie Island station news, we feature a day in the… Read more

Wildlife Ranger Penny Pascoe — Lusitania Bay, Macquarie Island

This edition of station news features a day in the life of the Macquarie… Read more

The meteorological instrument enclosure behind the MET office — Macquarie Island

This week down at Macca, we feature a day in the life of the Bureau of… Read more

A photo of all the expeditioners at the front of a building.

This week, we capture all the fun and celebration of midwinter’s day! Read more

Man looking through an instrument to take magnetic observations

This week at Macca, we learn about a day in the life of communications… Read more

Macquarie Island expeditoners Wayne, Kerri, Emry and Andrea at Bauer Bay Hut

This week at Macquarie Island, we take a look at field familiarisation… Read more

A photo of a woman who is the doctor on Macquarie Island outside her surgery

This week at Macca, we feature a day in the life of the doctor and get… Read more

Market Square under snow

This week, we catch-up on the last fortnight of amazing southern latitude… Read more

A shed full of machinery and equipment

This week at Macca, we feature a day in the life of senior mechanical supervisor… Read more

Fray Bentos Themed Birthday Cake for Matt Westbury — Macquarie Island

This week at Macca, we catch up on the last two weeks of station life and… Read more

Light-Mantled Sooty Albatross chick at North Head — Macquarie Island

This week at Macca, we hear first-hand about the albatross and giant petrel… Read more

Two-Up at Macquarie Island — ANZAC Day 2017

This week at Macca, we celebrated ‘Night of the Vegans’ and paused… Read more

Macquarie Island expeditioners taking a break on the grass and enjoying field training

This week at Macca, we had our first field familiarisation trip, reflect… Read more

A trio of expeditioners sit smiling on the slope amidst tussocks of grass

This week at Macca, we upgraded the gym, celebrated our first week on station… Read more

100% Australian — Macquarie Island in sunshine agains the backdrop of a smiling elephant seal, Australian flag at full mast, and the departing Aurora Australis

This week at Macca, the team officially took over duties following a successful… Read more

View of Hobart from rear deck of Aurora Australis

This week Macquarie Island is abuzz with resupply activities and the changeover… Read more

A leopard seal and an NGP

Resupply ship is enroute, so this is the last ‘this week’ for the 69th… Read more

A picture of Mt Haswell

Results are in for the annual photo comp; seed collecting explained; ‘Intrepid… Read more

Little king chick under protection of parent

King penguin chicks are here; hydro gets Dan thinking; the tourist season… Read more

Adult bird guarding it’s chick

Time to check on our cape petrel chicks and the Macquarie cushion is getting… Read more

A northern giant petrel chick on its nest

Northern giant petrel chicks are counted; tradies go on an island tour… Read more

A group of people having a BBQ

This week Stay Here triumphs in the relay; Horse shares his winning photos… Read more

White-headed petrel habitat looking good post Macquarie Island pest eradication program

This week we catch up on white-headed petrels, expeditioners and the Australia… Read more

Wandering albatross chick sitting in the vegetation

An albatross and skua update, Murray shares his tour-guiding experiences,… Read more

A chinstrap penguin visiting the isthmus. The chinstrap has a distinctive black line that goes from the back of the head around the front of the face

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

a parent teaching two chicks to swim

Penguins learn to swim, we learn about the remediation project and cormorant… Read more

A christmas tree with presents

Happy New Year to all! As expected, it’s been a busy time of social activities… Read more

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