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Uncovering the mystery of Point Lonsdale's Ships' Graveyard & Carbon Catching Seaweed

Bron and Dr Beach chat with Geoff Naylor, member of the Geelong Skin Divers, who helped discover the Ships' Graveyard 50 years ago, close to Point Lonsdale.

Plus, Prof. Catriona Hurd (University of…

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In what ways can marine restoration in Australia be achieved?

Bron Burton and Fam Charko are joined by Platform Arts CEO Ilana Russell, two members of Earthcare St Kilda (Glen Adams and Richard Pensak), and Scott Breschkin from The Nature Conservancy. Ilana talks…

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Burmese Pythons: The predator in Florida's Everglades and Victoria's weather & summer vibes.

This week hosts Anthony Boxshall and Dr. Beach welcome guest Jessica Spencer from Florida to discuss the challenges of Burmese pythons, non-native species impacting Florida's wildlife. Also, stay tuned for insights on summer…

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Dr Rip's Top 5 Beach Safety Tips, Christmas in Antarctica, and Coastal Summer Events!

Bron, Rex Hunter, Neil Blake and Cabin Boy take their final Radio Marinara voyage of 2023! Crossing to Sydney, they chat to Dr Rip aka Rob Brander about his top 5 safety tips…

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Titanic: The Artefact Exhibition and Lessepsian migration through Suez Canal

In this episode Dr. Beach and Kade Mills chat with Helen Privett, Museums Victoria's Manager of Touring Exhibitions, unraveling the mysteries of 'Titanic: The Artefact Exhibition. Later, we're joined by Prof John Lewis…

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So You Wanna Be a Surfie, Do Ya?

Dr Beach is joined by Dr Surf, who gives us some surfing tips for newbies ahead of summer: everything from classes, to surf shops, boards and wetsuits.

Then, author Phil Jarratt talks about…

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History of Antarctic Whaling, Clever Cephalopods, Daughters of the Deep and Future-Predicting Films

Bron and Fam chat to Scottish Author Sandy Winterbottom, about the journey to Antarctica that inspired her new book, ‘The Two-Headed Whale: Life, Loss and the Tangled Legacy of Whaling in the

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Recreating Ancient Bayside Animals, Dr Rip's Essential Beach Book, and Cooking with Seaweed

Join Bron and Kade as they speak with five special guests in this episode: coastal paleontologist Ben Francschelli guides us through recreating ancient bayside animals; Myra Kelly delivers this week's dive report; Dave…

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Ocean Grooves, Prehistoric Sealife and Training Jellyfish

On World Octopus Day, musical guests Mal Webb and Kylie Morrigan join us live for a special sea-renade. Coastal palaeontologist Ben Francischelli geeks out on megafauna and eastern quolls. Dive reporter Cara Hull…

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Dive conditions, Beach Patrol litter Update & Andrea Rowe

Anthony Boxshall and Fam Charko dive straight into weather, The Voice and the latest marine news before they are joined for a dive condition update from Myra Kelly. Beach Patrol's Ross and Ramona…

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Seagrass Propagation; New Shark Species; and Oceania Education

Fam and Kade talk to Dr Beth Strain on seagrass propogation in Tasmania; speak with Dr Will White from CSIRO on finding a new species of shark; and finally, talk with Catia Freitas…

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Foiling, Everyday Oceans, Macquarie Island Marine Park

Cabin Boy talks the science of getting a large object out of the water: from surfboards to maxi yachts, everyone’s getting up on the foil; Dive Reporter Myra Kelly talks back beach diving…

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Pelagornis, Spider Crabs, The Great Southern Reef In Print

Ben Francischelli brings news of discovery: a wing bone of local ancient dino-bird ‘Pelagornis’, discovered by expert local diver Steven Kuiter; Whale migration has commenced, and with it, whale watching. We catch up…

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Port Cluster Theory, Flinders Pier, Threatening Cephalopods

This week Dr Rex Hunter discusses his recently completed PhD ‘Understanding the gold rushes port of Melbourne through port cluster theory’; Marinara Dive Reporter Cara Hull talks about things to do when you…

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Spider Crab Migration, Mermaids Reviewed, 2023's Conservation Focus

We catch up with Elodie Camprasse from Deakin University about the annual spider crab migration into Port Phillip Bay; Myra Kelly brings us a dive report; Fam has been binge watching mermaid-related film…

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Diving The Great Southern Reef, Antarctica: 'All to Lose', Great Northerly Whale Migrations

Marinara Dive Reporters Cara Hull and Myra Kelly geographically bookend the start of the show, calling in from Perth and the Mornington Peninsula. Cara and Myra give their respective perspectives as participants in…

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Tim Winton's Ningaloo Nyinggulu, The SeaDragon Search, Diving On The West Coast

Tim Winton joins Bron in the studio to chat about the natural phenomenon that is Western Australia's Ningaloo Nyinggulu, Exmouth Gulf and Cape Range, and shares some frightening facts about its present vulnerability…

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Re-enactment Voyages, Neuroecology, Valuable Kelp Forests

This week Rex Hunter is dressed to impress as the gang discuss re-enactment voyages; Myra Kelly brings us this week's dive report; PhD neuroecology scholar Hope Robins joins the crew to talk sharks…

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Ocean Aesthetics, Golden Kelp Restoration, Crabbapalooza!

This week we’ll speak with ocean historian and author Dr Killian Quigley about 'Melbourne Now', and what it means to be an oceans aesthetics specialist; Myra Kelly brings us this week’s Dive report…

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SS Central America, The Great Egg Case Hunt, Asian Shore Crabs

The SS Central America sank 200 miles off the east coast of North America in 1857. It was carrying, in today’s money, approximately $800 million in gold. Rex Hunter joins the show to…

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17 Million Year Old Sharks, Spider Crabs, Helping The Kelp

Join us as we jump in a hole to search for 17 million year old shark and whale fossils with our Marine Palaeontologist Ben Franciscelli; We discuss spider crabs that are already being…

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Australias South-Eastern Seashores, Isabella Nichols, Barnacle Biology

We chat with Isabella Nichols about this year's Rip Curl Pro at Bells Beach; Myra Kelly brings us the latest dive report and news about the upcoming Nudibranch sensis; John Lewis is in…

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Ancient Whale Teeth, Plastic In Melbourne's Stormwater, Spike Surfs

Our Coastal Paleontologist Ben Francischelli talks sperm whales – from the ancient to the modern; We catch up with Heidi Tait from Tangaroa Blue, who has exciting news to share about their brand…

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Keep It Clean, Microbial Shipwrecks, Soundwaves Through Time

Jacqui Younger brings us ‘Keep it Clean’ detailing the incredible work done by community groups and volunteers cleaning the seas; Live from Flinders Pier, Cara Hull delivers this week’s dive report, honouring the…

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Seaweed Symposiums & Digesting The Food Webs Of Whales

This week we speak with Deakin University's Dr Alecia Bellgrove about the 2023 International Seaweed Symposium, and the future of seaweed research; Myra Kelly brings us this week’s dive report, including a wrap-up…

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First Nations Sea Rights, Piping Hot Oceans and Algae Fabrics, Youth Changemakers

The latest ocean and coastal news; Amy Low, Head of Branding and Marketing for Piping Hot, on creating new textiles from algae and the role of businesses in making change; Kal Glanznig, a…

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Help Our Kelp, Shellfish Reef Restoration, and Keep It Clean

The team speak with Kelp Forest Alliance founder and program director Aaron Eger about the “Kelp Forest Challenge''; Cara Hull provides a dive report; The Nature Conservancy has expanded its restoration of shellfish…

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Bottomless Sea Spiders, The World's Crustaceans, Crabby Eye Glitter, Women Marine Biologists in Film

Museums Victoria Principal Curator Emeritus (Marine Biology) Gary Poore has co-written the book ‘Marine Decapod Crustacea’ - the definitive guide for all marine decapod crustacea, and he explains to presenters Bron and Dr…

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Coastal Fossils, Melbourne's Shipping History, Australian Wooden Boat Festival, Summer Diving

Rex Hunter talks about how the Yarra River was altered from a meandering stream to a river handling 20,000 tonne container ships; Dive reporter Cara Hull provides an update on summer diving; coastal…

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Parasites in Puget Sound, Coastal Summer Stories, and Scallop Disco

Dr Beach and Anth have pulled up their stand-up paddle boards, taken off their sunnies, and entered the studio for the start of Radio Marinara 2023! Dr Beach discusses a recent study that…

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A New Vic Coastal Fossil Site, Surveying Shipwrecks, and Port Phillip Sea Pilots

Coastal paleontologist Ben Francischelli fills us in on Summer by the Sea and a new coastal fossil site; Rex Hunter talks about surveying shipwrecks in 2023; Dr Beach joins the Port Phillip Sea…

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Jawbone Marine Sanctuary, Protecting the Great Barrier Reef, Plastic Pirates

Baykeeper Neil Blake explains recent citizen science programs happening in Victoria’s coastal and marine environments, and he tells us about Sandy Webb's hot-off-the-press book about Jawbone Marine Sanctuary https://jawbonemarinesanctuary.squarespace.com/. Tony Fontes is a…

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Port Phillip Bay's Ship Graveyard, Victorian Coastal Treasures, Ancient Giant Sharks

Rex Hunter talks about fifty years of diving the Ships Graveyard on Port Phillip Bay, and Jim Anderson, one of the original Graveyard divers from a group known as the ‘Geelong Skindivers’, explains…

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Marine Science Early Career Researchers and Seaing Country with Lisa Waup

Allyson O’Brien from the Australian Marine Sciences Association talks about the upcoming event ‘Showcasing Victoria’s Marine Science: Spotlight on early careers researchers'; Celebrated Melbourne-based artist and curator Lisa Waup and her colleague Paul…

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Baykeeping, Mapping the Seafloor, Orcas Circa 1930

Baykeeper Neil Blake reports on the 20th anniversary celebrations of Victoria’s Marine National Parks and Sanctuaries. Dr Tim O’Hara, Museums Victoria Research Institute’s senior curator of marine invertebrates, chats about CSIRO’s research vessel…

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Port Phillip Sea Pilots, Oceans and Climate, and The Sea Urchin Problem

Rex Hunter talks about Port Phillip Heads and the work of the Port Phillip Sea Pilots; Dr Kim Reid is a researcher in the Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes at Monash University…

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Western Port Bay's Ghost Ship, and Front Beach, Back Beach

Cabin Boy recounts the tale of the ‘Edwina May’, a Ghost Ship that you may have seen from the South Gippsland Highway. Then, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery and Deakin University's Public Art Commission…

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Giant Prehistoric Seabirds, NZ's Sustainable Seaweed Aquaculture, and Frozen Water Bears

Presenters Bron and Dr Beach talk to coastal paleontologist Ben Francischelli about Naarm’s very own giant seabird dinosaurs known as ‘pelagornithids’, the largest flying bird that ever existed; Dr Nigel Bradly, CEO of…

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Bellarine Coastcare, Seagrasses of WA, and Ethel Mermaid

Presenters Bron and Fam catch up with Matt Crawley and Suzanne Hudgell from the Bellarine Catchment Network about the launch of an exciting new Coastcare group on the Bellarine Peninsula; Caitlyn O’Dea, Master’s…

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Stranded Whales, 20 Years of Marine National Parks, UK Wind Farms

Presenters Bron, Anth and Kade chat to Dave Donnelly about killer whales and recent mass strandings; Kade asks... What do we know about our Marine National Parks? Sure, they were created 20 years…