What killed 40 million mangroves in northern Australia? The answer is out of this world

Sunday, 25 September 2022 - 11:30am to 12:00pm

We're all too aware of natural disasters that strike the land - but what about those that happen at sea?

In this episode we learn about how the Black Summer bushfires of 2019-2020 have left a lasting impact on coastal waters. We speak to Thay Barros from the University of New South Wales to find out more. Read about Thay's research here.

Also, a mystery solved. In 2016, more than 40 million mangroves over 1,000 km of coastline on the Gulf of Carpentaria died. Why did it happen, and what does it tell us about the future of mangroves? Neil Saintilan from Macquarie University has the answers. Read about his research.

Image: Mangroves form extremely important habitat for numerous coastal and marine species. Rob and Stephanie Levy/Wikimedia CC-BY

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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