Steve Backshall, Stuff You Should Know Podcast and Entomologist Alex Wild’s www.myrmecos.net
This week we indulge in a bit of Q & A about bugs. Somehow we also mention rhinos, body farms, savannahs, edible insects and maggots. Stories via
Harri recommends the Body Farm episode of Stuff You Should Know for some gross fun
http://aquasearch.net.au when we visited his aquarium on Magnetic Island. Dr Braley is a world renowned expert on Giant Clams. We discuss these massive bivalves, their biology and their future. http://www.djulinmarine.com/pages/about%20us.htm
Our first podcast from Cooktown. This week we bring you an interview with Dr Rick Braley of
The team have been listening to Josh and Chuck at Stuff You Should Know’s “Grief” Podcast. We look at Pet death, the age you can expect your pet to live to, and some pet longevity records. Dedicated to “Vader” the Animal Geeks rat, may he rest in peace
We called into Cairns last week for important things like diesel, water and sushi. ABC’s Evenings host Rebecca Levingston was in town and we invited her onboard the boat for breakfast. Xanthe gave her a tour of the boat and we had a chat about life with five people on a fifteen meter yacht. I think we have almost convinced Rebecca to charter a yacht in the Whitsunday Islands for her next holiday. Failing that we have left her a standing invitation to come up to Cooktown for a sail!
Our last Anchorage on the horizon
Hi to all our listeners,
We have made it! Six weeks at sea, and 1400 kilometres as the crow flys.
We have done some recording, video and podcasts as we have gone. The 3G coverage has been very haphazard and we haven’t managed to publish whilst on the move. So we will get editing ASAP and back to our regular weekly schedule. We ran into some fantastic marine biologists at Lady Musgrave, and a world
expert in giant clams on Magnetic Island so we have some great stuff to share.
Our last Anchorage on the horizon, Hope Islands, 20 miles South of Cooktown
Podcast Episode 27 Animal Geeks – Our tribute to River Monsters The Rockhopper crew are weather bound in the Burnett River. We discuss River Monsters and creator/angler/biologist Jeremy Wade. #rivermonsters #fishon
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Podcast Episode 26 Animal Geeks – Flying High Bird Sanctuary -It’s ANZAC Day in Australia. And we visited Flying High Bird Sanctuary near Childers on the Fraser Coast. Duncan, Xanthe, Harri and Monty check in from the main aviary and we talk about a selection of the more than 3000 birds on display. We meet Berri the Cassowary, giant macaws and have our ears nibbled by Rainbow Lorikeets. Closing music by Julie Collier, available for download from iTunes #cassowary #sanctuary
Flying High is for sale, if you know a birdlover/entrepreneur/zookeeper who would be interested, please tell them about this fantastic place. www.flyinghighbirdsanctuary.net.au