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Radio Marinara - 27 Sept 2020

Whales and Puffer Fish and a whole lot more with Bron and Kade

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Radio Marinara - 13 September 2020

Fam and our Baykeeper Neil Blake talk about new legislation in South Australia that bans single use plastics, making SA the first state in Australia to do so. SA for the win!
Also…

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Dr Beach, Dr Surf, And The Latest From Great Ocean Quarterly

The Beach is back! Dr Beach looks at mesocosm predictions of what marine life might be like in elevated CO2 future.

Then we catch up with Dr Surf to talk about what surfers…

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Vertebrate Fossils, Spidercrabs, Living Plastic free & Rex Hunter

•Ben Francischelli, vertebrate paleontologist, joins us to talk about some recent marine vertebrate fossils found made before Melbourne’s lockdown, plus an exploration of the ethics of fossil collecting in the area.
•We catch…

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Tidal Flows, Spider Carbs and Coastal Erosion

Big show with Anth, Bron and Kade in the house(boat).

After watching the recent ABC doco on East Australian Current young Brett D, will explain how currents and tidal flows influence boating in…

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Baykeeper Update and Antarctic Macquarie Island Tales

Our Baykeeper Neil Blake reports on Street2Bay’s Project Scouts, including their push for state and local government support for their ongoing hard work in reducing plastic pollution on our streets, and ultimately the…

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Spider Crabs, Artifical Reefs & Jeff with Soundwaves

It’s been about a month since the 2020 spider crab aggregation ended and the crabs headed back out to sea. With 9 months until they return, the clock is already ticking and the…

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Vertebrate Paleontology, Migrating Whales & The Cuttlefish Alliance

Ben Francischelli, a Vertebrate Palaeontologist with a background in prehistoric ancient marine organisms of Australia's southern coastline. We’ll catch up with Ben to talk about life as a vertebrate paleontologist, the Lost World…

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‘The Walrus and the Whistleblower, Dr Surf, Killer Whales Australia and Dolphin Research Institute

We speak with Canadian film maker Nathalie Bibeau about her incredible new documentary ‘The Walrus and the Whistleblower’. Focusing on efforts of former trainer Phil Demers to draw attention to the treatment of…

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Rex Hunter, Whale Watch, Social Dolphins and Cabin Boy Diaries

Rex Hunter, Whale Watch, Social Dolphins and Cabin Boy Diaries

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Whales and Spide Crabs

We’ll play an interview Bron recently recorded with currently London-based author Dr Rebecca Giggs about her new book 'The World in the Whale'. Bron speaks with Rebecca about her indepth exploration of the…

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Crabapalooza 2020 and Plastic Free July challenge.

Party’s over folks – the annual migration of the spider crabs is done and dusted for another year. So what were the highlights and lowlights of Crabapalooza 2020? We’ll speak with PT Hirschfield…

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Costal Defences, Killer Whales & Winter By The Sea

Dr Beach and Anth in the pond this week with lots on... squeezed as we are between World Environment Day and World Oceans Day!

Wait for Life's a Beach and hear the latest…

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Charismatic Megafauna!!

Ok folks, It’s time for some charismatic megafauna!!
•First up, Bec Wellard tells us about a fascinating new line of cetacean communication research – bioacoustics of Orcas in Australian waters. Despite decades of…

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Plastic Literacy, Spider Crabs and Cabin Boy Diaries

In our next instalment of Plastic Litteracy, we’ll be talking company-wide behaviour change around plastic use, with the Executive Director of Plastic Oceans Australiasia Ricki Hersburgh

Spider crab, spider crab, friendly neighbourhood spider…

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Agin Whale Sharks and Jeff's Soundwaves

If you were ever to get two activities that were diametrically opposed, it would be surfing and painting. We’ll speak with artist and surfer Henry Jock Walker about how he has managed to…

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Volunteering The Waterways During Covid-19

Bron and Fam present a special volunteer focused edition of Radio Marinara. With marine and coastal volunteers in covid-19 isolation, staying connected to the coast has been a big challenge when so many…

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Sharks, Sting-Rays, Climate Resilient Algae and Life's A Beach

Dr Victoria Camilieri-Asch, researcher at QLD University of Technology will join us from sunny BrisVegas discussing her reseach into how Sharks and Rays smell - and don't say "terrible...". She would have been…

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Radio Marinara - 26 Apriol 2020

In his April chapter of Cabin Boy Diaries, Brett talks about the Plimsoll Line, a vessel marking which has saved thousands of sailors from a watery grave, and has had some controversy to…

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Radio Marinara - 19 Apr 2020

Estuaries in NSW are warming at twice the rate of oceans! Elliot Scanes from Sydney University joins us to talk about his recent research that uncovered this unnerving information. Then from Sydney to…

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Radio Marainara - 29 March 2020

With cabin fever setting in for many of us, Brett’s March edition of Cabin Boy Diaries couldn’t be better timed. Stuck in his own cabin, Brett explores the etymology of the yacht, and…

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Radio Marinara 22 March 2020

For our March edition of ‘Coastal Recovery’, we speak with Surf School Surf and SUP coach Rob in Broulee on the NSW South Coast. Coming up to nearly 3 months after the massive…

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Radio Marinara 15 March 2020

Bron’s flying solo this week! Join her as she catches up with
• Rex Hunter, Marinara’s maritime archaeologist and historian, about Hobson’s Bay on fire during the gold rush of the 1850s, when…

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Radio Marinara - 08 March 2020

It’s International Women’s Day, and Bron and Fam are acknowledging and celebrating this day with a focus on some extraordinary women doing extraordinarily good things to care for, understand, protect and respect our…

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Radio Marinara - 01 Mar 2020

Dr Beach and Anth are in the Marinara Fishbowl.

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Radio Marinara - 23 February 2020

Dr Paul Carnell (Deakin University’s Blue Carbon Lab) will update us on sea urchin culling trials in Port Phillip Bay, plus seagrass loss at Corner Inlet and the implication(our Baykeeper) reports on Summer…

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Radio Marinara - 16 February 2020

Marinara’s own Cabin Boy Brett Ditchfield brings us his latest diary entry – Sail Cargo emission free cargo ships, Williamstown Seaport Festival, and the latest on the rebuild of the Alma Doepel. Fam…

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Radio Marinara - 09 February 2020

Bron and Kade catch up with Hilary McNevin about next weekend’s Apollo Bay Seafood Festival, 3 days of celebrating Victoria’s greatest marine produce surrounded by the stunning sea view backdrop of the Great…

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Radio Marinara - 02 February 2020

We're back for 2020!! Marinara returns in our 25th (chronolocial) year (24th full year of broadcasting!).

Bron, Dr Beach and Anth will be in talking 2020, and many things wet and salty.

Frances…

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Radio Marinara - 24 November 2019

our Baykeeper Neil Blake is doing beach microplastics audits around the Bay this weekend. He'll join us by phone to summarise findings of audits over 2 years, and mention other studies underway to…

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Radio Marinara - 17 November 2019

VNPA's Nicole Mertens tells us all about the 15th annual Great Victorian Fish Count – kicking off this weekend, the statewide ‘Our Marine Life Rocks’ citizen science project highlights the many wonderful and…

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Radio Marinara 10 November 2019

Fam Charko brings us her next instalment of ‘Plastic Litteracy’ – this month, plastic roads.

Kerrie Goodall and Priya Cooper from Sea Shepherd Australia join us to talk about the MV Steve Irwin…

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Radio Marinara - 03 November 2019

Brett Ditchfield brings us Chapter 2 of Cabin Boy Diaries – are you thinking about getting into sailing, and best way to go about it. Should you start on a keel boat or…

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Radio Marinara - 13 October 2019

Fam Charko brings us ‘Plastic Litteracy’ – this month, nano and microplastics in the human body (there's a marine hook we promise!), some exciting new research that’s being done this year by research…

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Radio Marinara - 06 October 2019

Big Show! Bron, Kade and Anth are in the good ship Marinara. And don't forget to put your clocks forward on Sunday morning...

How many uses of seaweed are you aware of? Zoe…

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Radio Marinara - 29 September 2019

Eleven years ago ‘Beached Az’ was born - a 90-second animation series featuring random conversations between a Kiwi seagull and his mate the whale who is, well, beached as. Next week Beached Az…

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Radio Marinara - 15 September 2019

Did you see the footage of the Sunfish just cruising around Port Phillip Bay this week? Just when we think we’ve seen everything PPB has to offer! Baykeeper Neil Blake notes his observations…

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Radio Marinara - 08 Sept 2019

Hoist the sails! Our brand new sailing reporter Brett Ditchfield brings us his inaugural segment ‘Cabin Boy Diaries’. Brett will talk about the myths and mysteries of crossing Bass Strait in a small…

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Radio Marinara - 01 September 2019

The Beachster and Anth are piloting the good ship marinara this week as we reflect on the excitement that was Radiothon.

Dr Bryce Stewart all the way from the University of York in…

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Radio Marinara - 4 August 2019

Marine Protection meets Marine Science!

Have you ever seen a sea creature and wondered ‘What on earth is that?’ If the animal or plant is from Port Phillip Bay, the answer to that…