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Start listening now to over 30 salty sea stories featuring pirates, mermaids, mutiny, ship wrecks, sea dogs, romance and adventures in foreign ports. New episodes are added twice a week, and will include science fiction, weird tales, ghost stories, crime thrillers and interviews with special guests. Please subscribe, hit the share link and post a review. Thank You! Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/malcolmtorres/support
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Sea Turtle Stories

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Sea turtles, one of the most ancient species of our world have truly stood the test of time. They have seen human civilisations rise and fall, inspired ocean deities across cultures, and baffled scientists with their unique instincts - one of which is a hatchling's impulse to orient itself in the direction of the sea, straight from its nest. In an effort to uncover the mysterious lives of these sea creatures, we bring you our podcast series on all things sea turtle. Join us as we dive into c ...
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In every episode, a new guest takes a seat across from Jan-Claas Dajka and talks to him about current research projects, curious anecdotes as well as paths, detours and companions in the (not only) scientific career. Jan is interdisciplinary postdoc in marine ecology and marine governance at HIFMB. Chatting with ecologists, geographers, bioacousticians, mathematicians and many more, he shows the interesting and diverse personalities behind the transdisciplinary research at HIFMB. The Helmhol ...
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Listen in to conversations with women of the South China Sea in search of one common thread -- life purpose... Podcast host Jasmine Low speaks with women of this region, shares their stories and narrates articles from yesteryear and delves into her 10-year research into sound frequencies and how that got her to "Listen by Heart" in finding her own purpose. Were all of the women before her in search of the same goal? It's telling in the daily greeting by Nanyang migrants in their own dialects ...
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Looking at an egg and wondering when and if it ever hosted life is a curiosity most of us are familiar with. But what about sea turtle eggs? With each sea turtle nest containing anywhere between 60-120 eggs, not all of them hatch into baby sea turtles - some instead exhibit hatching failure. But why do these eggs remain unhatched, and should we eve…
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Did you know that sea turtles take about 20-30 years to reach sexual maturity and reproduce. “The turtles that you're looking at on the beach this year may have hatched out of their eggs 35 years ago. So what happened 35 years ago is going to determine what kind of population you have now. And what you do now is going to determine what kind of popu…
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The earliest ancestor of modern day sea turtles appeared about 120 million years ago. Interestingly, these species laid hard-shelled eggs, as opposed to the soft-shelled eggs that we see now. Then a big mass extinction event around 66 million years ago wiped out about 50 percent of plants and animals. But not these guys – sea turtles managed to sur…
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Did you know that sea turtles have been around since the days of the dinosaurs? Sadly, they are now threatened with extinction. Welcome to Sea Turtle Stories, a podcast where sea turtle experts from around the globe help us uncover the lives of sea turtles and the conservation practices associated with them - from the mysterious lost years of hatch…
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Welcome to the Listen by Heart Podcast, where we feature Stories from Women of the South China Sea. I’m Jasmine Low and today, I will be joined by Che Puan Sarimah Ibrahim, a woman with many talents. I remember watching her present MTV music videos, emceeing events on television, she even had her own talk show. In her IMDb profile, she is an Actor,…
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Originally released on Feb 2, 2024: AFT Podcasts present the Listen by Heart Podcast, where we feature Stories from Women of the South China Sea. Presenter Jasmine Low speaks with Amanda Nell Eu, a Malaysian film director and scriptwriter known for her recent body horror film Tiger Stripes - set in a Malaysian jungle in which a girl experiences a s…
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In the new year, Kim Peters surprises podcast host Jan and turns the tables on him. She Interviews him on: what got him to HIFMB, a quick look into Jan's work on marine biodiversity at the science-policy interface, the wonderful people he got to learn from and work with, and even the Olympics 2028!! Happy 2024 everyone, enjoy!…
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Kristin (or Tine) Tietje has not only got a super Northern-German sounding name but also recently got a full-time position as the science coordinator of the Marine Governance Group here at HIFMB. She talks about the long winding road that she took to get here and tells us what it means to coordinate science and, more importantly, scientists - which…
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Ken Benbow Served in the 7th Escort Group in the Atlantic convoys. With no torpedoes, just guns and depth charges to protect Allied merchant ships from U-Boats, they sailed back and forth through ‘No Man’s Land’, 1,500 miles of ocean with no air cover, being “attacked every hour by the Germans”. Age 17, Ken went from working on a farm to Serving in…
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Catapult-Armed Merchant “CAM” ship pilots flew highly secretive one-way missions. David Wright was one of only a handful and their stories are little known. Using rockets and catapults mounted on merchant ships, Hurricane fighter planes were launched to shoot down German planes. With no flight deck to land on, pilots had to bail out seconds before …
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Atlantic and Arctic Convoy Veteran, Ron Syson, gives us a gritty account of life as a Merchant Seaman. Very early on, he sailed to Iceland, Greenland and New York, and was alongside when the Normandy caught fire and capsized. He was only 15. As well as transporting vital supplies across the Atlantic to Britain, Ron braved the Arctic seas in what Ch…
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Winston Churchill once wrote, “... the only thing that ever really frightened me during the war was the U-Boat peril”. If The Allies had lost, Britain would have been starved into surrender. 99-year-old John Roberts gives us a fantastic insight into The Battle of the Atlantic, the longest running campaign of WWII. John left the Royal Navy as a Rear…
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Today, we hear from Merdeka, a PhD-student in the former Marine Political Ecology Group that is now part of the Marine Governance Group. He reports on his recent manuscript about tin mining by Indonesian divers and how he switches the perspectives in his writing to highlight topics that are otherwise forgotten about. Merdeka also reflects on what i…
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The Beauty of Death was written by Lebanese-American writer, Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931). It's presented here in a three-part series, read for a friend who is leaving our realm. Read the full text here: https://listenbyheart.webprojx.com/2023/08/09/special-the-beauty-of-death/. --- The Beauty of Death by Kahlil Gibran Part One - The Calling Let me sl…
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In a thunderous summer episode, we hear from Anna Roik - postdoc at HIFMB. Her work is centered around harnessing the microbiome (the collection of bacteria, viruses, fungi and their genes) on corals. She transplants the microbiome of more heat resistant corals onto that of heat susceptible ones to boost their resilience in the face of climate chan…
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Welcome to Sea Stories - a relaxing, inspirational podcast by artist Chris Auman. Today we'll be listening to a fictional story about Samuel Grayson, and artist that found his muse in Hilton Head, South Carolina. I hope you enjoy this relaxing presentation that inspired some of my recent creations. Thanks for listening. Please visit my website at c…
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Welcome to Sea Stories - a relaxing, inspirational podcast by artist Chris Auman. Today we'll be listening to a fictional story about Anna Marie Island, Florida. I hope you enjoy this relaxing presentation that inspired some of my recent creations. Thanks for listening. Please visit my website at chrisauman.com for more inspirational media and to e…
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Australian journalist Su-Lin Tan spent her youth cross country commuting from the southernmost city in Malaysia, Johor Bahru to Singapore for a better education, just like Crazy Rich Asians actor Ronnie Chieng. Su-Lin speaks about her early life in Malaysia and Singapore and recalls family life including her Ah Ma (Grandma) who gifted her with stor…
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Jasmin Groß and Elena Schall - both representatives of the Postdoc-Team a the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research - bring a hot topic to the podcast: the recently proposed law reforms surrounding the "Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz". This is a "Law on Fixed-Term Contracts in Higher Education and Research" and it is due for a cha…
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Looking for another awesome show from GoKidGo!? Tune in to this mega episode as we revisit some of our favorite adventures from Bobby Wonder Season 7! Today's adventure follows Bobby Wonder as he puts his powers to use to keep Pflugerville safe from the one and only, Might Mila!GoKidGo: Great Stories for Kids tarafından oluşturuldu
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Looking to start the summer off right? Check out one of GoKidGo's favorite shows! What happens when Snoop, an experienced dog detective from London, gets sent to small-town Pflugerville to train clueless puppy Sniffy as an undercover agent? Mystery! Adventure! And CHAOS! Check out Snoop and Sniffy wherever you get your podcasts.…
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Sponsor an Audio Story. Our professional team will visit the Interview Subject physically in person (or via teleconferencing), research and plan the recording, record the interview and have a great yarn, edit & produce this conversation into a podcast. We take care of everything from A-Z, archiving the stories from Australia's unassuming heroes.Our…
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A short story by Jasmine H. Low, Dancing to the gongs of the South China Sea is an unfinished piece that’s a work-in-progress, a culmination of works explored in an 8-week creative writing class with Sharon Bakar’s Words on Fire to “Finding the Flow”. Jasmine describes this writing process as going with the flow, and she’s putting this out there ev…
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Mita Mahato is an artist who uses art to communicate environmental issues - especially via the use of comix - yes with an X! As our artist in residence in collaboration with the Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg Institute for Advanced Study, Mita reflects on the work she has done during her time with us.HIFMB tarafından oluşturuldu
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HIFMB postdoc Dorothee Hodapp is working on biodiversity change and is giving us insights into her recently published study in Global Change Biology. Here, she shows how climate change disrupts core habitats of marine species and predicts their ranges up to the year 2100. She further shares her recipe for successfully blending family life with two …
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Paula’s story is about the loss of her husband, Paul Harding, who Served in the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Green Jackets. He joined-up at 18 and was killed in action aged 47, in Basra 2007. We hear about being under attack, fatality and bereavement. If you feel that you might be sensitive to this, you may prefer not to listen. This emotional, diffi…
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Tip Cullen, former Royal Marines Commando tells us about losing 8 of his friends in the very first operation of Op Telic 1. He’s telling this story “...to keep their memory alive” and “...for the families that had to deal with the consequences…” also for “...people to empathise with their sacrifice, or their will to protect what we call freedom…Tho…
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Kirk Bowett Served in The Cheshire Regiment and his deployment to the Middle East began during Op Telic 4, 2004. We hear about his personal experiences of the realities of war, which includes details of injury and loss of limb. If you feel that you might find this challenging, you may prefer not to listen. “I was part of the recce element…in Basra …
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Piers Stacey, aged 17, joined The Corps, “…six days after the Twin Towers were hit…” Joining 42 Commando late 2002, “...we all went into pre-deployment training for the build-up..it was pretty intense, pretty rapid for a fresh faced 18 year old…” In Kuwait, “...we landed in the desert…nothing there…over time, defences went up, sandbag walls…” and a…
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