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.
My research: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Annett_Finger
Find out more about my work with Boomerang Alliance in Victoria: https://www.boomerangalliance.org.au/cds_vic
Write an email to your MP in support of a Container Deposit Scheme: https://boomerangalliance.good.do/cdsvictoria/CDS_Victoria/
Sign up your group/business/organisation in support of a Container Deposit Scheme in Victoria: https://www.boomerangalliance.org.au/cds_vic_org_statement_of_support
Join the Plasticfree Victoria Alliance (for groups/businesses/organisations): https://www.facebook.com/groups/PlasticfreeVictoriaAlliance
December 6th, 2018 | 35 mins 48 secs
a plastic ocean, albatross, blue, cds, climate change, david attenborough, drowning in plastic, lord howe island, marine debris, midway island, ocean plastic, science communication, shearwater, sustainability
This week we have not one scientist, marine debris expert, and communicator, but two. Jennifer Lavers and Annett Finger are top of their fields, and old friends as well. So you'll hear not only insights and expertise, but be along for some laughs.