his week, Bron and Kade grab the bucket & spade…
•Baykeeper Neil Blake has been looking at the known habitats of thin-ribbed cockles after thousands of freshly dead shells were cast up by last week’s storm. Neil will talk about his observations, and potential connection to the recent increase in sightings of Northern Pacific Seastars on the eastern side of Port Phillip Bay
•Johno Rudge is the director of Kina Diving and has been a commercial diver for over 30 years. He’s dived everywhere from sewage ponds to Wilson’s Prom. We’ll speak with Johno about life as a commercial diver, and Johno’s recent work culling over 150,000 urchins at Beware Reef Marine Sanctuary.
•We catch up with Dave Donnelly (Killer Whales Australia and Dolphin Research Institute) about current whale migrations, recent sightings, and a couple of recently released papers he’s co-authored, including a super cool examination of bubble net feeding, and observations of Antarctic Killer Whales in Australia.
Plus Jacqui Younger brings us news of the Spider Crabs – we’re in the back half of June – where are they? And Kade brings news of the week, including the annual conference of the Australian Marine Sciences Association and oil exploration licences offshore from the 12 Apostles.
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.