The future is seaweed

Sunday, 5 March 2023 - 11:30am to Sunday, 12 March 2023 - 12:00pm

Seaweed is being touted a solution to all sorts of environmental challenges, from feeding people and livestock, and reducing the need to cut down forests, to creating new materials to replace plastics. But how much of the oceans should be farmed, and what would that mean for the plants and animals that already live there? We speak to Scott Spillias from the University of Queensland about his new research. 

Plus, we catch up with Lauren Sandeman from Sea Shepherd about the campaign to end the use of shark nets in New South Wales. 

Image: A dolphin found recently drowned in a shark net in New South Wales. Mother Ocean Freediving.

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, Erin, Heather, James and Matt.