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.
Ballast Trade, Blast Off Surfing & Spider Crabs
Rex Hunter teaches us all about the former ballast trade, carried out during the 19th century, and its vital role in enabling ships to leave Melbourne. · ‘Blast Off’ is a fantastic surfing coaching program and competition for kids. In a great example of local leading to national leading to global, Blast Off is now celebrating its 15th year, and young surfers from all over the world are being encouraged to submit footage of them showing their stoke in the water. The competition finishes at the end of October, and to find out all about it we’ll catch up with Blast Off founder and former surfing world champion Barton Lynch. · Can you believe it’s only 6 months until the Spider Crabs are set to return to the Mornington Peninsula to aggregate, moult and then breed? Jacqui Younger (Save Our Spidercrabs) brings us the latest on the campaign to bring stronger protection of Spider Crabs during their moulting and breeding cycle, and hopefully prevent a repeat of this year’s events.
Aequorea Jelly FIsh, Orcas, Seafood and Unidentified Marine Objects
Baykeeper Neil Blake joins us to talk about the Aequorea jellyfish that arrived in the mouth of Port Phillip Bay during the week. These jellies are pelagic, but their natural range is the east Pacific Ocean, so it’s quite unusual to find them this far west. Neil will speak to the potential connection of their presence to climate change and the easterly winds associated with our new La Nina cycle. We’ll catch up with Dave Donnelly (Killer Whales Australia, Dolphin Research Institute) about this week’s sightings of Orcas just off Torquay. Johnathan Davey (Seafood Industry Victoria) joins us to talk about how the pandemic is bringing about a positive shift in connecting Victorians with their seafood providers and what to keep an eye out for in the months ahead… And Dr Beach shares his fave paper of the fortnight: on unidentified marine objects (UMOs) and the probable truth behind ancient sea serpent sightings...
Bron, Anth, Fam and Rex Hunter
ll kinds of cool stuff to kick off Daylights Savings! Yep - they are taking our hour of sleep for 6 months again...
Bron, Anth, Fam and Rex Hunter will all be in (virtually) for the show.
Bron and Fam will be catching us up on all the news currently - including some great events around the Bay and via the Yarra Riverkeeper Association. And they will be reviewing My Octopus Teacher as a Netflix fill in lockdown time!
Anth will be talking whale diving with Simon Mustoe (ecologist and founder of Wildiaries) about the recent findings about Cuvier Beaked Whales are their diving abilities (based this: https://www.livescience.com/whales-break-diving-record.html). So how on earth can whales do that?
And Rex is talking about the ex opium trader Will O The Wisp that was lost off Queenscliff in 1853. And he promises there are no drugs left on board.
See you on the good ship Marinara Sunday (at the new daylight savings time!).
Radio Marinara - 27 Sept 2020
Whales and Puffer Fish and a whole lot more with Bron and Kade
Radio Marinara - 13 September 2020
Fam and our Baykeeper Neil Blake talk about new legislation in South Australia that bans single use plastics, making SA the first state in Australia to do so. SA for the win! Also some news about growing evidence about the impact of single use face masks on our marine wildlife, and Neil will lead a tribute to Tony Flude, the wonderful secretary from Port Phillip Ecocentre and Westgate Park, who dedicated 20 years of his life to restoring Port Phillip wetlands and sadly passed away this week. We’ll catch up with James Rule from Museums Victoria and Monash University about a game-changing paper he’s just published in which he and his co-authors scientifically describe nine ancient seal fossils for the first time collected over 90-odd years by generations of scientists and citizens at Beaumaris. The implications are highly significant for what the world knows about seal evolution, and we can’t wait to catch up with James again to find out more. And in this month’s Cabin Boy Diaries, Brett tips his frayed sailor’s cap to windsurfers, covering the history of windsurfing, and where to do it now.
Dr Beach, Dr Surf, And The Latest From Great Ocean Quarterly
The Beach is back! Dr Beach looks at mesocosm predictions of what marine life might be like in elevated CO2 future. Then we catch up with Dr Surf to talk about what surfers do when they can’t go surfing. This could get interesting. Mick Sowry is a true artistic treasure of the ocean – creator of art films ‘Musica Surfica’ and ‘The Reef’ and artistic director of ‘Great Ocean Quarterly – art, ideas and the sea’, a magnificent publication created for ‘sea affected lives’. We'll talk with Mick about creativity during a pandemic, the very exciting long awaited ‘Lost Eighth’ edition of Great Ocean Quarterly in preparation, and getting some big blasts of saltiness that we all need right now. Space and the ocean are often described as the frontiers of science. But why have we mapped more of the surface of Mars and the Moon than the ocean floors of our own planet? ‘Oceans vs Space: the battle of the final frontiers’ is an online debate happening this week where Astronomer Kat Ross and adventurer James Dingley will argue the case for each frontier. We’ll catch up with James Dingley in Perth who is going into battle for our oceans in this fantastic National Science Week event.