159 episodes

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 intro and outro theme is Soft Illusion and was generously provided by Andras.
https://andras.bandcamp.com/track/soft-illusion

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    • Society & Culture

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 intro and outro theme is Soft Illusion and was generously provided by Andras.
https://andras.bandcamp.com/track/soft-illusion

    Radio Marainara - 29 March 2020

    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 the social standing of owning a yacht or a boat. Or a rubber ducky. Or a giant inflatable swan. Or whatever gets you on the water. AJ brings us up to speed on the work to protect the incoming spider crabs, plus a report from the Mornington Peninsula – how have the beaches been this weekend? We’re really hoping the answer is ‘empty’. We’ll then cross to Townsville to speak with Professor Ellen Ariel from James Cook University about her research in investigating the prevalence of plastic in the gut of stranded sea turtles and how it impacts turtle populations. Her research is being supported by funds raised by Melbourne-based artist Rekha Khurmi through the sales of her beautiful ‘Sea Turtle’ artwork this weekend via an online exhibition as part of the ‘True Form’ group exhibition at Black Spot Gallery and Studios, Mornington. We’ll also have Rehka with us via Skype while we speak with Ellen by phone - hopefully the techgremlins stay out of the studio! And then from Townsville to Perth, we’ll speak with Australian Geographic photographer Wade Hughes about the images and stories behind a stunning new photographic book called ‘Looking for Whales’ – after 15 years and 14 expeditions, Wade and his partner Robyn have captured the lives, behaviour and habitats of several whale species in various life cycle stages from all around the world in an utterly stunning publication that you'll want to have in your collection.

    • 42 min
    Radio Marinara 22 March 2020

    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 bushfires on New Year’s Eve, how are smaller coastal towns like Broulee recovering? What does the complication of CV19 mean for their recovery, and will well meaning tourists over Easter help or hamper the efforts of coastal towns to bounce back? Fam brings us Plastic Litteracy, where she’ll look at some CV19 science behind practising safe water sports, whilst staying sane in not reverting to our disposable plastic addiction. AJ joins us to talk about the impact of CV19 on diving, plus an update about the campaign to protect our incoming spider crabs, who unsurprisingly won’t be waiting for CV19 to go away before they come in to moult, breed and risk being taken by the thousands. And – because we need it more than ever - Soundwaves Saves the World – Jeff Maynard believes all the answers to life can be found in 1950s drive-in movies so Soundwaves will present Vincent Price explaining the current corona virus crisis – where’s the marine hook? Tune in to find out.

    • 14 min
    Radio Marinara 15 March 2020

    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 9 vessels were burnt and sunk. Might there still be gold off Hobson’s Bay? • Associate Professor Dan Ierodiacanou about some exciting imagery of a newly discovered underwater landscape in the middle of Bass Strait that seems to be a critical habitat for fish, an important hotspot for marine biodiversity, and river systems that would have flowed when the sea level was lower, many thousands of years ago. • PhD candidate Holger Janes about some fantastic new research that has, for the first time, put a value on the contribution of coastal ecosystems to the diet of fish, estimating it is worth $80 million a year to Australian fisheries. And Dr Surf - it took a global pandemic, but we've got Dr Surf back on the phone for a 'calm the farm' style surf report. Like he has any other style...

    • 45 min
    Radio Marinara - 08 March 2020

    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 marine environment: Emma Webb, prosurfer, 2019 Pacific Longboard champion and founder of 'Wild Women on Water' joins us from Lorne to talk about women's competitive surfing - where it's come from, where it's at and where it's going. Plus Emma outlines her personal mission to get as many women up on boards as she can! Dr Allyson O'Brien (Melbourne Uni) returns to talk about 2019 Homeward Bound expedition to Antarctica (along with Einstein Au Gogo’s Dr Jen) and what came out of it, plus her life as a marine scientist, and her personal journey as a woman in academia. Dr Jacqui Pocklington (current PV Marine Parks Manager) tells us about her experiences as a university based marine science researcher, and what it's like now working in government in charge of all of the science programs in Victoria's marine national parks and sanctuaries. Plus we cross to Merimbula NSW to Jacqui Younger who is leading a dive trip along the NSW Sapphire Coast supporting coastal communities impacted by the summer fires.

    • 44 min
    Radio Marinara - 01 Mar 2020

    Radio Marinara - 01 Mar 2020

    Dr Beach and Anth are in the Marinara Fishbowl.

    • 43 min
    Radio Marinara - 23 February 2020

    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 by the Sea, the upcoming Wooden Boat Festival in Geelong, and what's coming up in March. Plus Neil’s alterego Captain Trash reckons he’ll also pop in with his ‘Bamboozlarr’, a musical instrument made from rescued and recycled materials, played with…. thongs (for our US subscribers… the thongs worn on your feet). We catch up with AJ on the Ninch about growing concerns about the vulnerability of the natural phenomenon that is the annual migration of spider crabs (photo by the fab PT Hirschfield). And Jeff Maynard brings the first of his 2020 ‘Soundwaves Saves the World!’ Science is proving powerless in the face of superstition. Science has to get mad to save the world. This year we go in search of mad science and what better place to start than 1950s ‘Dive In’ movies. Grab your popcorn and get ready for giant crab people, talking alligators and seaweed beach monsters. They could be the ocean’s last hope.

    • 39 min

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I listen to this podcast religiously. The Radio Marinara crew are my favourite people on radio. If you want to hear the latest on marine science/surf/sail/dive news and events, don't miss these guys! Love your work RM

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