Episode 2

A heist on the high seas

“The day in mention, I went out to the two fishing vessels that were in our quarantine zone. We had to remove the clams off that vessel … and I saw them and thought this is going to be challenging.”

In this episode, we meet a fisheries officer and a mollusc specialist who reveal how the world’s biggest bivalves came to be in the MAGNT collection. Discover what’s so special about these giant molluscs and why should they be protected.

This episode features MAGNT’s Senior Curator of Molluscs, Dr Richard Willan, and Fisheries Officer from Australian Fisheries Management Authority, Paul Seden.

More Information

Duration: 17 mins 10 secs

Broadcast: 20 August 2020


Produced by StoryProjects

Executive Producer: Johanna Bell

Production: Cinnamon Nippard and Lori Uden

Music Composition: James Mangohig

Mixing: Hamish Robertson

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    Find out how the Territory's favourite croc ended up on the dinner table of a young taxidermist-to-be.

    How to stuff a
    giant croc

    Episode 1

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    Discover what’s so special about giant molluscs how they came to be in the MAGNT collection.

    A heist on the
    high seas

    Episode 2

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    Follow the search for a rare rainbow fish and learn about the Larrakia seasonal calendar.

    Seven seasons and a very rare fish

    Episode 3

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    Learn about what it takes to keep collections safe in the tropics and how MAGNT fared in a Category 4 Cyclone.

    Surviving a cyclone

    Episode 4

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    Meet the angler who found a strange new creature in the intertidal zone just off Darwin. 

    Worm of death

    Episode 5


The Collection was created by StoryProjects with funding from National Science Week NT.


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