Annett Finger

Special guest

I did my Phd with Victoria University on Little Penguins. I measured metal concentrations in blood, feathers and faeces of penguins from the urban colony at St Kilda, as well as more remote places like Phillip Island and Notch Island. I found that Little Penguins have a great potential to be accurate bioindicators for the health of Port Phillip Bay. Previous to my PhD, I studied fur seal foraging ecology and diet composition at LaTrobe University. Basically, I washed seal pooh, somebody has got to do that :-) Currently, I am working with community groups, industry and all levels of government to find ways to effectively reduce plastic pollution impacts on the environment, as well as furthering my research as an adjunct fellow with Victoria University.

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Annett Finger has been a guest on 3 episodes.