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45 minutes | Nov 7, 2021
Anth and Dr Beach Bring The Wet and Salty
n a week where we saw a lot about COP26 Dr Beach and Anth thought they'd delve into what it all means for the oceans.What actually is a COP and why have there been 26 of them? And what does it mean for the ocean? Anth and Dr Beach will kick off by doing a COP 101 - all the questions you wanted to ask but were too afraid to as everyone seems to know what the stuff is about... If you have any specific questions, lets us know below and we'll try to answer them live.Join us in the monthly coastal adaptation's spot ... Dr Tom Denniss has a PhD in Mathematics and Oceanography in a co-founder of Wave Swell Energy who have a pilot energy plant sitting in a bay off Grassy on King Island that could be the future for small coastal communities and renewable energy. The Uniwave 200 is bascially an artificial blowhole near the surf zone. Tom will join us to talk about what it does, why is works and if this technology really make power enough for small town.And in light of ScoMo (and the Labor opposition) not wanting Australia to commit to cutting methane emissions, we’ll talk to Dr Steve Meller of CH4 Global about his company’s efforts to stop cows farting methane by feeding them red seaweed supplements. How do algae stop cows burping!?And more marine and coastal stuff.
45 minutes | Oct 23, 2021
WW11 Submarines, Marine Debris, Bay Protection
As so often happens with Marinara, a theme has emerged for this week's show - defence - against WWII submarines, the rising influx of plastics on our coastlines, and introduced marine pest species.• Maritime Heritage expert Rex Hunter talks about WWII incidents in Bass Strait through the early 1940s, and the flight of a Japanese ‘glen float plane’ over Melbourne in 1942.• We’ll speak with Jordan Gacutan from the University of New South Wales about what has been revealed after his team analysed 10 years of information from the Australian Marine Debris Initiative, one of the largest marine debris databases in the Southern Hemisphere, and created a national map of patterns in marine debris.• And Fam will catch us up on a brand new Bay protection project that is currently recruiting volunteers to form Rapid Response Teams around the Bay, who will be trained in marine pest ID and help remove mass aggregations of Northern Pacific Seastars when they wash up on our shores.
48 minutes | Oct 17, 2021
Ocean Plastics, Hyperallometry, Port Phillip Dolphins
Bron and Dr Beach steer the good ship Marinara – we’ll start and finish with plastics in the ocean, and in between navigate hyperallometry and, a new catalogue of Port Phillip Bay’s magnificent dolphins.• First up, Baykeeper Neil Blake reports on some great research work by his students looking at the relationship between annual snapper movements in Port Phillip Bay and the presence of microplastics, and some great partnership work with Albert Park Yachting and Angling Club looking into current trends of recreational catch in Port Phillip Bay.• Dave Donnelly (Killer Whales Australia, Dolphin Research Institute) talks us through a wonderful catalogue of the common dolphins in Port Phillip Bay.• Dr Dustin Marshall (Monash University) takes us through the phenomenon of Hyperallometry – where larger fish produce disproportionately larger numbers of eggs, and how challenging current assumptions around fish reproduction means a new approach to fisheries modelling with the potential for better fisheries management.• And Dr Tanveer Adyel (Deakin Uni's Blue Carbon lab) talks about his work on plastics in coastal environments and the letter he has published in Science this week pointing out what the Aust Govt should be doing right now to address this issue.
49 minutes | Oct 10, 2021
Yacht racing, whales migrating, fish counting, Flinders Community campaigning, and Yarra monsters spooking...
Bron and Kade wade in to the world of yacht racing, whales migrating, fish counting, Flinders Community campaigning, and Yarra monsters spooking...• Cabin Boy opens up his 1983 diary, and takes us back to the 1983 America’s Cup and how it changed the world• We’ll catch up with Dave Donnelly to get the latest on the migration of whales and their new babies along the Australian east coast as they head south to Antarctica for the summer.• We’ll speak with Charles Reis, spokesperson for the Flinders Community Association about Flinders, the association, and some of their current interests including the proposed works at Flinders Pier, and an event on Sunday that explores the possibility of community energy leading to zero carbon in Flinders.• And Soundwaves SEAquels (Jeff Maynard) presents the movie monster you did not see coming. And it’s all to do with the tunnel under the Yarra. Get your marine scientist on. There will be questions.
48 minutes | Sep 26, 2021
850s Hobson’s Bay, plastics in the oceans (yep it hasn’t gone away), and pay tribute to the late, great Bob Whiteway, OAM.
Bron, Fam and Rex look at 1850s Hobson’s Bay, plastics in the oceans (yep it hasn’t gone away), and pay tribute to the late, great Bob Whiteway, OAM.• Maritime Heritage guru Rex Hunter takes a look at defence installations in Hobson’s Bay during the 1850s.• We speak with Ricki Hersburgh, Executive Director of Plastic Oceans Australasia about how education and science-based strategies are changing how we value and use plastic and ultimately stop it from getting into the world’s oceans. • And we pay tribute to Victorian pioneer marine conservationist and educator Bob Whiteway OAM who passed away last week. We’ll speak with Bob’s dear friend, President of Marine Care, Rickett’s Point and Marine Education Science And Community, President Ray Lewis OAM, and Secretary Virginia Mosk, about Bob’s life, his legacy, and the critical role he played in ensuring Rickett’s Point, Beaumaris is protected as a Marine Sanctuary for generations to come.
46 minutes | Sep 19, 2021
Flinders Pier, Ningaloo Reef, and will try to not talk like pirates for a solid harrrrrgggh!*
This week Bron, Kade and Captain Trash take you to Flinders Pier, Ningaloo Reef, and will try to not talk like pirates for a solid harrrrrgggh!*…• Jo Richards and Michael Sams join us from Parks Victoria for an update on the proposed works at Flinders Pier, including findings from a report commissioned to determine the impacts from the proposed works on the local marine environment including the resident seadragons and nearby seagrass beds. We’ll also take a look at what’s planned in the months ahead.• Paul Gamblin is the Director of Protect Ningaloo for the Australian Marine Conservation Society, and will speak about the proposed Gascoyne Gateway industrial port in Exmouth Gulf, and some big concerns about risks to humpback whale mothers and calves from what is proposed.• We’ll cover the latest in wet ‘n salty news from over the last couple of weeks, including:o the positive impact citizen scientists are having in restoring endangered seagrass on mooring scars in Port Stephens, NSWo the extraordinary footage of a humpback whale feeding frenzy off the NSW Sapphire Coast in Bermaguio a new report about the relationship between the Black Summer fires and massive phytoplankton blooms in the Southern Oceano a fabulous upcoming webinar called ‘Treasures of the Deep’ by Museums VictoriaAnd if you haven't subscribed yet, do it between 9 and 10am tomorrow and Captain Trash will give you your own piratey fish name.Radio Marinara, Sundays 9-10am on RRR 102.7FM, or listen live or later via rrr.org.auPS Cliff has been out and about in sunny Antarctica assisting Maddie Ovens with some Antarctic marine science – check out these images (reposted with permission)!*Captain Trash permitted to talk like a pirate as long as he wants.
49 minutes | Sep 12, 2021
Bron, Beach and Cabin Boy in the fishbowl
Bron, Beach and Cabin Boy in the fishbowl
47 minutes | Jul 18, 2021
Cabin Boy Brett, Edie's plan to save endangered sharks & trout addicted to meth
This week, Bron and Dr Beach take out their sorting brushes and see what’s what in the Marinara petri dish…• Our Cabin Boy Brett Ditchfield talks about three different mooring systems – jetties, piers and wharves.• A couple of weeks ago we were contacted by RRR subscriber Felix to let us know that his daughter Edie was deeply concerned about the plight of endangered sharks, and had come up with a 5-point plan to save them. We’ll be talking to Edie and her Dad about her plan, why sharks are so important to her, and what she hopes to do to spread the word to ensure their survival. Edie has a special connection to RRR, and we'll find out all about that too.• Then Dr Beach talks meth-addicted trout. Because, why not?!We catch up with Dave Donnelly about whale migrations, including a story of a lost baby orca lost off the NZ coast near Wellington. And we'll touch on this week’s news including a ban on releasing helium balloons into the air, and Parks Vic's proposed work at Flinders Pier.
50 minutes | Jul 11, 2021
Rex Hunter, Dive Report. Shellfish Restoration Project and Jeff with Soundwaves
This week, Bron and Kade brush off the dry suits …• Rex tells us about the wreck of the small ketch Water Witch lost off Red Bluff in 1870, with the loss of two lives. Rex and his mates have been searching for this site since 2009 and he will talk about their quest to find it.• We catch up with AJ Morton for a dive report, a check in on the spider crabs, and to talk about the news of the week - Flinders Pier• Simon Branigan from the Nature Conservancy joins us for an update on the shellfish restoration project. Last time Simon joined us on Marinara, two shellfish reefs had been developed in Port Phillip Bay. Since then, the federal government has committed $20M to restore reefs throughout the country, and several more reefs have been built in Port Phillip Bay. How many reefs can be restored for $20M, and how many are now in the Bay? Tune in to find out!• And Jeff Maynard continues on his quest to determine whether Soundwaves Seaquels will actually save the world. Actually Jeff says forget SEAquels. We’ve got the worst ever EAquel. Yes, the shark movie that copied another. Get ready for Jaws: the Delta variant.
43 minutes | Jul 4, 2021
Neuston, New Deakin U Centre for all things marine
Dr Beach and Anth are floating the marinara lilo out this week. Live on Sunday 9.00 AM. Poddie anytime after that.Dr Beach will kick of with a beauty of a LaB by looking at Neuston – the understudied animals and plants that live on or near the surface of the oceans. Ever wondered about them and what they do and how? Now is the time to listen and learn.Prof John Donald from Deakin Uni will join us live on air to discuss a big new Deakin Centre focused on all things marine.And in this month's climate adaptations segment, Anth and Dr Beach will ponder the question - how much do we intervene in the marine environment to protect species and habitats under a changing climate? Do it or just let it change? Hard questions and we will explore some examples.
46 minutes | Jun 27, 2021
Killer Whales, Spider Crabs, & Our Antarctica Correspondent
This week, Bron and Fam go beachcombing…• We continue our chat with Dave Donnelly (Killer Whales Australia, Dolphin Research Institute), live on location for the ORRCA whale census day. We’ll find out what ORRCA is all about, and pick up where we left off last week about the start of the whale watching season, and some interesting research Dave’s been doing into Bubble Net feeding.• Then we cross to Jacqui Younger - it’s D-day for the Spider Crabs of Melbourne – everything is set – the water temp, the full moon… so where are they? Are we actually looking at winter with no spider crab aggregation? Has this happened before? What might it mean for their future numbers? Should we be alarmed?• Last Monday 21 June marked winter solstice – the shortest day of the year. It’s a particularly significant turning point in the calendar for the wonderful people maintaining our Antarctic research bases at Casey, Davis and Mawson stations. We’ll cross live to Casey Station, Antarctica to talk with our Antarctic correspondent Cliff Davis about midwinter and what it means for the ‘winterers’ at Casey, and the celebrations over the past week. We’re very excited to also meet Casey’s Senior Field Training Officer Maddie Ovens about her role there over winter, and a mind-blowing initiation she took part in during the week.• Mal Webb and Kylie Morrigan stop by (virtually!) for a live performance (always a treat and we can’t wait!)• And Fam brings us some news of the conservation status of the Great Barrier Reef following some announcements this week by the IUCN.What a show! More packed in than a hermit crab. Sorry Radiotherapists, we might have to nick your hour!
47 minutes | Jun 20, 2021
Baykeeping, King Diving, Killer Whales
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.
47 minutes | Jun 5, 2021
Baykeeper Neil, Spider Crabs, Kathryn Heyman as Deck Hand on Timor Sea, and Community Grants
This week, Bron and Kade don the virtual mask and snorkel and go exploring…• Baykeeper Neil Blake talks up the concept of a rapid response community taskforce to report and remove newly arrived pest species like Asian Shore Crabs, and existing established pests like Northern Pacific Seastars.• Shannon Hurley from the Victorian National Parks Association brings us this week’s report on the spider crabs – has this week’s blood moon brought them in? And if it has, are Victoria’s 5km restrictions going to offer them some unexpected protection this season?• We speak with author, scriptwriter and mentor Kathryn Heyman about' 'Fury', her powerful story of how her experiences working as a deckhand on a fishing trawler in the Timor Sea led to a transformation from a dark history to a new life.• And Dr Jacqui Pocklington, Coastcare Co-ordinator, joins us to talk through the latest round of community grants up for grabs, and how you and your community group can go about applying for one.
45 minutes | May 23, 2021
Seafaring during COVID, Spider Crabs and All Things Wet & Salty
This week, Bron and Dr Beach grab the bucket and spade and head to the sand…•Dr Beach brings a card-carrying seafarer into the studio to talk about the plight and tribulations of seafarers around the world, especially in covid times.•It’s late May and the next full moon is on its way, which means… Melbourne’s Spider Crabs are on the march! We’ll catch up with AJ Morton and Jacqui Younger about the incoming crabs, the long campaign to protect them from exploitative harvesting, and what we can expect in the weeks ahead•And if time permits before the incoming tide of Radiotherapy doctors, we'll explore the latest flotsam and jetsam of marine science and what's hit the marine newswaves over the last couple of weeks.
48 minutes | May 9, 2021
Pint of Science & Jeff with Soundwaves
This week, Bron and Dr Beach head into the marine lab (to see what’s on the slab), and will peer down the microscope to examine...• Pint of Science 2021! Are you feeling thirsty for some marine science and perhaps a bevvy to boot? Then Pint of Science is for you! Chanel Egan is Chief of Staff (or should that be Head Bartender?) at Pint of Science and will tell us about the wonderful two weeks of online science programs about to kick off.• We’ll then have a chat with two of the stars of this year’s online Pint of Science. We’ll speak with Indrani Mukherjee from UTas about ancient ocean chemistry and the origins of complex cells, and Amy McIntosh from ANSTO in Sydney about radioactive contaminants associated with offshore rigs.• Then Jeff brings us the next edition of Soundwaves Seaquels. Yes the bad stuff just won’t go away.
45 minutes | May 2, 2021
Seaspiracy, Parks Victoria and Marine Vertibrates
Fam and Anth are on deck Sunday with a diverse rock pool of marine and coastal stuff!Fam been watching Seaspiracy - yep - and like all of us has some views. Join for an RM TV review (with a difference).This weekend is Sharing the Love #5 - the amazing 5th time that Parks Victoria and others have run the Victorian Marine Volunteers Forum - Sharing the Love 5. Time they are in Anglesea. We will be joined live on the line from STL5 by a mystery reporter to fill us in on how this year has gone to date (and will go from here).In our monthly look at marine & coastal adaptation we welcome back Dr Sue-Ann Watson, Senior Curator (Marine Invertebrates) from the Museum of Tropical Queensland, Townsville to talk more about the ways molluscs (marine snails and stuff) are adapting to a changing climate - especially the acidifying of our oceans.
40 minutes | Apr 25, 2021
Cabin Boy, Baykeeper, Bellerine Art & Flinders Pier Demolision
This week, Bron and Kade are in the beach house:•Cabin Boy joins us for a sailing report, taking a look at places to sail if you don’t live by the sea.•We’re speak with Bellarine Peninsula artist Chelsea Gustafsson, who frequently uses washed up beach debris to create stunning art that expresses her worries about the health of our oceans and questions the role we as individuals play in making this world a better, or worse, place.•Baykeeper Neil Blake talks about the perils of not-so-innocuous synthetic grass, and the potential impacts on our Bays and waterways.•Plus news of plans to demolish the much beloved Flinders Pier, a federal government announcement this week of $100M for Australia’s oceans, and new research suggesting that the tagging of fish for research purposes might be more detrimental than we’ve previously thought.
46 minutes | Apr 11, 2021
Tommy Dodd, Ethic of Fossil Hunting, Soundwaves
Bron and Fam catch up with•Rex Hunter about exciting news about the discovery of the Tommy Dodd in Port Phillip Bay•Ben Francischelli (Museums Victoria), to explore the ethics of fossil hunting, and what you should do if you think you’ve found a fossil, and•Jeff Maynard with Soundwaves Seaquels: this week we ask the burning question… how many Seaquels does it take to sink a franchise?
46 minutes | Apr 4, 2021
Cape Bridgewater, Nudibranch, Vegetarian Sharks and Little Penguins of Middle Island
Dr Beach and Kade bring you a diverse hour of all things wet and salty, including:•an update on Save Cape Bridgewater campaign with campaign spokesperson Mary Picard•a fascinating new science paper describing how a species of nudibranch literally loses its head (or body, depending on your perspective), only to grow itself whole again.•evidence that once upon a time, there was a species of now extinct vegetarian shark (go Bruce!)•and Deakin University’s Dr Trish Corbett joins us to talk about the Little Penguins of Middle Island, and the dogs that look after them.Radio Marinara, Sundays 9-10am, Triple R 102.7FM, or listen live or later via rrr.org.au
43 minutes | Apr 4, 2021
Whales - All Killer...
Anth and Bron And Cabin Boy bring you all things wet and salty this week - really very interesting updates on killer whales included.
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