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Marine Conservation Happy Hour

Dec 8, 2022

On this episode Dr Smash and Dr Craken talk about the difference between in situ (in the wild) and ex situ (in zoos and aquariums) conservation. They talk about  examples where ex situ conservation has been sucessful for saving several species from extinction, but they also about its limitations and some of...


Dec 6, 2022

On this episode Dr Smash and Dr Craken talk to Dr David Vaughan. David  takes us on an incredible journey through the secret life of corals - he tells us about their sex lives, and also about the important conservation work that is being done to help bring them back from the brink of extinction.

David's fabulous new...


Nov 15, 2022

There has been a lot of  new science and discoveries in the fields of both marine conservation and climate change recently. On this week's episode, Dr Craken MacCraic and Dr Scarlett Smash give  brief highlights about some of the hottest marine conservation news items.

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Nov 1, 2022

On this episode Dr Scarlett Smash and Dr Craken MacCraic talk about the history of mermaid legends and the links between some of these legends and actual marine biology.

This episode is made possible by the support of Shore Buddies: https://shore-buddies.com/. Shore buddies are cute stuffed animals made from 6 recycled,...


Oct 27, 2022

For our halloween episode Dr Scarlett Smash, Dr Craken MacCraic and guest Taran Hook, talk about Mary Shelley - the author of the first sci-fi and horror novel Frankenstein, but also the writer of the first climate change and pandemic disaster novel "the Last Man".

This episode is made possible by the support of Shore...