Out of the Blue

Sunday 11:30am to 12:00pm
Information about marine and coastal environments. News and interviews with marine scientists, campaigners and conservation workers. Presented by volunteer broadcasters who are passionate about marine environments, both local and across the world.


Andrew, Donna, Erin, Fam, Heather, Matt and Morgan


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Out of the Blue

About Out of the Blue

Dedicated to the dissemination of news and information regarding marine and coastal environments, Out of the Blue keeps listeners up-to-date by sharing news, information, research, campaigns and new discoveries relating to our oceans.

We cover issues both local and global, and endeavour to speak with the experts - be they scientists, industry representatives, organisations, students or otherwise.

Dive in with us every Sunday from 11:30am – 12pm.

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Andrew Christie is a lecturer in aquaculture, aquatic environmental management, and marine biology at Melbourne Polytechnic. He is also President of Marine Care Point Cooke, an avid snorkeler, diver and underwater photographer.

Donna Shiel is an environmental scientist, who is passionate about preventing and managing marine debris and litter. She also loves open water swimming and snorkelling.

Erin Sanders is an animal lover and marine enthusiast. He translates this through his work as a presenter at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium and at La Trobe Wildlife Sanctuary.

Fam Charko is a marine biologist, environmental educator and SCUBA instructor. She is also a self-professed marine invertebrate nerd.

Heather Maginn is an environmental education officer at Gould League, Melbourne Water and SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium.

Matt Reardon has a research background in shark and ray reproduction and fisheries. He’s a keen snorkeler and SCUBA diver.

Morgan Pumpa is a marine biologist and journalist with a background in broadcasting. She has a passion for diving and using any excuse to be by, or in, the ocean.