Neil Blake brings us the latest of marine citizen science around Port Phillip Bay, including some observations about those pesky Northern Pacific Seastars (yep they're still around!), and Neil's thoughts on their current and potential future management. Then we speak with David Cazzulino from the Australian Marine Conservation Society about next weekends federal election, potentially a critical turning point in how our nations leaders will protect our oceans, seas, estuaries and coasts. Well speak about the AMCS hot-off-the-press scorecard, an analysis of policies to protect Australia's iconic oceans from climate change, pollution, and unsustainable fishing, which has revealed a stark contrast of policies from the major and some of the minor parties. Then we cross from Cairns to Byron Bay to catch up with Sean Doherty about Fight for the Bight campaign to prevent deep sea drilling in the Great Australian Bight by Norwegian company Equinor. News from the campaign both here and in Norway, plus Sean's summary of what the major parties are saying they'll do about the Bight if you vote for them. Plus a surf report from Dr Surf, and some cracking marine science from Dr Beach — big show!
About this program
The team continues the great Marinara tradition of bringing you a quirky but informative look at all that is marine. Get to know all things wet and salty.
The podcast intro and outro theme is Soft Illusion and was generously provided by Andras.