Macquarie Island station

Location: 54° 37′ 12″ S, 158° 51′ 40″ E (−54.6199° S, 158.861° E)

Macquarie Island is a subantarctic island located in the Southern Ocean, approximately halfway between Australia and Antarctica. Macquarie Island or “Macca” as it is often called, is a nature reserve managed by the Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service.

The island and surrounding waters out to 12 nautical miles were added to the World Heritage List in 1997 as a site of major geo-conservation significance, as an island of unique natural diversity and one of the truly remarkable places on Earth. It is significant as one of the world's most outstanding geological features – the only place on Earth formed entirely of oceanic crust.

This week on Macquarie Island…

Find out the latest news straight from expeditioners’ mouths, as they report back on all the latest news from their station here.

Light-mantled sooty albatross chick (Phoebetria palpebrata) sits on nest, Macquarie Island
© Aleks Terauds / WWF-Aus

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