Bron and Dr Beach catch up with Port Phillip Baykeeper Neil Blake about the ‘native wells’ on the beach between Beaumaris and Brighton, there due to local sandstone layers that seep groundwater in sheltered coves such as Half Moon Bay. Neil will also tell us all about a Hercules Club Whelk shell found at Point Richards that’s not been recorded in Victoria west of Wingan Inlet. How did it get there? Neil might have a theory for us!
We’ll then catch up with Dr Erich Fitzgerald, Senior Curator of Palaeontology, Museum Victoria about an exciting discovery that may account for a 5 million year gap in the global fossil record of baleen whales, the largest animals on earth. It’s a story of evolution, extinction and resurgence, and we cannot wait to find out more.
We’ll then stay in the theme of fossils as Dr Beach talks fish – from fossils to genes.
Plus a dive report from Terri Allen, and an update from Terri on the annual phenomenon of the spider crabs at the southern end of Port Phillip Bay.