In this week’s episode of The Adelaide Show, we are going to explore topics covering fish, fauna, fun, and facts, with two main guests:
Joel Howland, creator of the animal-based, card game, Animoz
John Marriott, teacher of aquaculture at Urrbrae Agricultural High School
The SA Drink Of The Week is from Poonawatta Wines in Eden Valley.
In the Musical Pilgrimage, we celebrate the great, satirical songwriter, Tom Lehrer, who is still alive and who has just put his songs into the public domain.
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Running Sheet: Fish, faune, fun, and facts
Introduction to the show.
00:03:21 SA Drink Of The Week
The SA Drink Of The Week is Poonawatta The Eden Riesling, tasted with winemaker, Andrew Holt.
00:11:55 Joel Howland
00:42:10 John Marriott
At Urrbrae Agricultural High School, they also immerse themselves in the world of aquaculture and their teacher is John Marriott. Welcome to the Adelaide Show.
How does someone end up as an aquaculture teacher?
Why are fish important?
Do we pay enough attention to fish, as a society?
Are all fish equal?
Tell us about The Purple Spotted Gudgeon and why Urrbrae is fascinated by them?
How are kids involved in the gudgeon project?
How do you broach the subject of mating
Egg laying – mums and dads
Mums would eat the eggs – mums and dads would eat the fingerlings – that’s cooking from scratch!
And kids eat each other
The fish JUMP?
How important are wetlands like those near Urrbrae?
What other favourite fish to you work with here?
Yarra Pygmy Perch, Short Finned Eel, Tandanus Catfish, and Agassiz’s Glassfish, yabbies, barramundi?
You mentioned grazing animals and farm runoff as hurting fish. And yet you are at a school that feeds people into becoming farmers. Do you have a love hate relationship with the farmers you are training
Are you a fisher?
Could you eat fish you’ve raised?
And you can buy many of John’s amazing, underwater photographs on a range of merchandise and printing options here: John Marriott on Red Bubble
01:03:52 Musical Pilgrimage
In the musical pilgrimage, we have a song, Poisoning Pigeons In The Park by Tom Lehrer. Only this week, Lehrer put his songs into the public domain.
Back in July of 1960, this satirical songwriter was in South Australia for a concert at the Adelaide Town Hall but the government banned five of his songs, namely, I want to hold your hand in mine, Be prepared, The irish balad, My home town, nad When you are old and grey.
He said, “my songs are quite harmless, nothing like this has happened before. I have sung these songs before well known americans, even the royal family.”
This is why we needed Don Dunstan!
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