Nov 3, 2018
Over the last week some of the world’s heavy hitters in marine conservation gathered at the 2018 ‘Our Ocean’ Conference in Bali, where a very exciting announcement was made that our own Wilson's Promontory Marine National Park was awarded a Platinum Global Ocean Refuge status. We’ll speak with Parks Victoria Marine Science Manager Steffan Howe and Scuba Divers Federation of Victoria spokesperson John Hawkins about this significant award and what it means for Wilson’s Prom. Then we speak with artist Oslo Davis - well known for his art series ‘Overheard’ in the Sunday Age - now one of eight artists selected for the public art project Melbourne Art Trams. We speak with Oslo about his Art Tram piece 'Swimming Through Traffic, and his special connection to the sea and marine environment. Finally we’ll be joined by Kate Charlton-Robb, President of the Victorian branch of the Australian Marine Science Association, to discuss this week’s public forum to showcase Victoria’s amazing array of Marine Science research, and also some exciting research she is doing on the endangered Burrunan Dolphin. Then we'll need a lie down - BIG SHOW!!