Cosmos Country: Saving the Murray cod

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Murray cod
Murray Cod – Tim Kaminskas

The Murray Cod, Australia’s largest inland fish, has fed generations of people. And yet it remains elusive – being both threatened and sought after.

In this episode of Cosmos Country Ian Mannix talks to river ecologist Paul Humphries who has written a new book: The life and Times of the Murray Cod.

Cosmos Country: Previous episodes

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The electric ute roadshow

July 15

A former politician said electric utes wont tow the boat…but life has moved on.

In this episode Cosmos Country reporters Marie Low and Jamie Seidel discuss the electric ute road show with Ben Lever, a clean transport campaigner who’s been showcasing electric utes throughout Australia.

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Understanding our weather

June 25, 2023

In this edition of Cosmos Country our reporters Jamie Seidel and Glenn Morrison talk to Dr Andrew King, specialist in climate science, geography, earth and atmospheric sciences from Melbourne University and together they unravel the mysteries of our weather.


Greening regional places

June 13, 2023

In the first episode of the first series of Cosmos Country, Dr Glenn Morrison chats with colleague Marie Low, and ecologist Dr Brenda Lin from the CSIRO, about non-urban greening. As more people move away from cities and into the country, how important is it to keep our regions green? And how do we do it?

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