Planet Earth podcast: Climate tipping points, basking sharks, primates

Planet Earth podcast: Climate tipping points, basking sharks, primates

 

This week's Planet Earth podcast features PML scientists Dr Peter Miller and PhD student Kylie Scales. The podcast  focuses on why understanding where plankton congregates can help us protect basking sharks and other marine creatures.

It also examines how primates planning ahead tells us about our own intelligence and how to predict dangerous climate tipping points.

During the podcast Peter and Kylie discuss the vital role of ocean fronts in terms of nutrient mixing and plankton blooms. Based on results from satellite monitoring, scientists have been able to track animals such as basking sharks through studying the correlation between enhanced zooplankton abundance in productive frontal zones and the animals who feed on them.

You can listen to the podcast here.

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