An intriguing mysterious discovery. One report speculates a possible amateur radio connection and asks for any possible assistance. Below are bold hypertext links to the story from several sources, with some selected excerpts and photos. 73, John, WØPV Official Australian Government web site. The Register in the UK, which wrote this cheeky blurb, "Assuming the bottle-chucker is not a weather or penguin researcher, we reckon there might be a ham radio link to this tale. DX-peditions are run by borderline-insane radio hams who collect the rare honour of running their kit in territory where no one has ever broadcast before. But a brief search has failed to turn up anything obvious. We know there are a fair few Reg readers who dabble in a bit of radio hamming so we're hoping you can help track down the elusive bottle-chucking Pole." and finally, probably the most detailed and illustrated report from ABC (Australia Broadcasting), "Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service ranger Stella Thomas was picking up marine debris from the shores of Macquarie Island when she spotted a green glass bottle, cork intact, nestled in kelp" "With the help of forceps and her 40 colleagues, Ms Thomas extracted a message from within the wine bottle but it appeared to be blank" "After some careful shading over the paper the message was revealed, but crucial elements of the note remain unknown"