Seabird-eating centipedes and the Melbourne sea slug census

Sunday, 15 August 2021 - 11:30am to 12:00pm

In this episode, we hear from Luke Halpin, who recently discovered that giant centipedes are eating his seabird research subjects on a tiny island off Norfolk Island. We hear about the difficulties of seabird research and why it's so important for ocean conservation. Find out more on The Conversation.

Also, we get an update on the Melbourne Sea Slug Census from Nicole Mertens of the Victorian National Parks Association. Divers were able to squeeze in a winter survey between lockdowns in July. You might be surprised to hear how many types of sea slugs live in the waters close to Melbourne! Find out more about the census here

Image: A sea slug, Phyllodesmium serratum, under Blairgowrie Pier. Andrea McIntyre/Flickr CC-BY-NC-ND 2.0. 

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.


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