20 Apr 2019

'Wild Dunedin': Otago animals

From The Podcast Hour, 12:25 pm on 20 April 2019
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The 'Wild Dunedin' podcast tells stories about the wild things, large and small, that live around  the city.

For example, the southern right whale used to be a common sight- and sound!- around Dunedin and Otago Harbour. Then 19th century whaling pushed the species to the brink of extinction. But now there are signs that local populations could be rebounding.

We play some of "Whale-come Home?" from the 'Wild Dunedin' podcast presented by Dr. Claire Concannon of Otago Museum, and DOC conservation biologist Jamie McAulay.

And the show's just started its second season this past week with 6 new episodes coming out. I just listened to the first one all about sharks- and how the Jaws soundtrack really doesn't do them any favours! Claire who presents the show says future episodes will investigate subjects like "crazy forest orgies" and "whether your cat is playing you".