It has been quite a while since my last post on Albatross It has been a busy time here on this magnificent island. We have had 13 tourist vessels visit Macquarie Island over the summer. The reaction from the tourists who come ashore at the station, Sandy Bay or a viewing from zodiacs off Lusitania is always the same. They are astounded by the wildlife.
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"The little island is one of the wonder spots of the world. It is the great focus of the seal and bird life in the Australian sub-Antarctic regions, and is consequently of greater significance and importance in the economy of that great area than its small dimensions suggest" Sir Douglas Mawson, 1919
As my time on the island is coming to an end, I will endeavour to complete some posts on the wildlife - starting with the King penguin
|King penguins at Sandy Bay approximately 8 km south of the station on the East Coast|