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Off Track, with Ann Jones, is an Australian program which combines the relaxing sounds of nature with awesome stories of wildlife and the wilderness, all recorded in the outdoors.

Off Track, with Ann Jones, is an Australian program which combines the relaxing sounds of nature with awesome stories of wildlife and the wilderness, all recorded in the outdoors.
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Australia

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Off Track, with Ann Jones, is an Australian program which combines the relaxing sounds of nature with awesome stories of wildlife and the wilderness, all recorded in the outdoors.

Twitter:

@jones_ann

Language:

English

Contact:

614 02 8333 2587


Episodes

The spawning of reef conservation

8/10/2018
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One small public notice stating the intention to mine Ellison Reef was the seed from which the 'Save the Barrier Reef' campaign was spawned. To celebrate the Reef Diver project, we've brought this episode up form the depths of the Off Track archives.

Duration:00:25:37

Hi-vis Nudibranch named

8/3/2018
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It is covered in flamboyantly coloured sausages, it’s a hermaphrodite, breathes through its skin, goes through metamorphoses AND this new species has just been officially named!

Duration:00:25:37

The sperm whale's clicking tale

7/27/2018
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Next to nothing was known about sperm whales in the Southern Ocean. That is, until the Australian Antarctic Division started listening to their clicks.

Duration:00:25:37

Ghost claws on a unicorn

7/20/2018
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From the murky waters of the Murray River emerges a rare monster with an underbelly of red berries and claws of ghostly white. This program is selected from the rich Off Track archives for your listening pleasure.

Duration:00:25:38

Edible ocean conservation with a side of chips

7/13/2018
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Two PhD-qualified fisheries scientists have jumped ship to open a eco-friendly fish and chip shop, aiming to put their philosophy of sustainable ocean use into practise.

Duration:00:25:39

Earworms from planet earth IV

7/6/2018
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Off Track listeners from all over the globe have been recording the sounds of nature on their phones. Listen as a panel of experts takes us through the latest batch of Earworms

Duration:00:25:39

Huge personality in a tiny package

6/29/2018
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Do individual birds have consistent, unique personalities? Zoologist Dr Michelle Hall is trying to find out. This program has been selected from the Off Track archives for you listening pleasure.

Duration:00:25:39

When Jamie fell in love with the mountains

6/22/2018
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Distinguished Professor Jamie Kirkpatrick has been crawling across lawns for more than 70 years, it's just that this one is on the top of a mountain and is full of plants from the cretaceous.

Duration:00:25:31

Farming, dancing and stories of this land

6/15/2018
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Can thousands of years of Australian agricultural practices be translated into dance? This week, Bangarra Dance Theatre takes on Bruce Pascoe's revision of pre-colonial Australian resource management as it premiers Dark Emu.

Duration:00:25:31

Earworms from planet earth III

6/8/2018
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What does your world sound like? Listeners have sent recordings to the Off Track inbox, and now we all get to listen. Close your eyes and take in the earworms.

Duration:00:25:31

Taste test the new ABC Kids nature and music podcast

6/5/2018
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If you like nature and have some kids in your life, here is a short taste of a new ABC podcast called ABC Classic Kids.

Duration:00:03:51

Mother and Daughter take flight

6/3/2018
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PODCAST BONUS. Two women, armed with a pencil and a violin, take on the history of birdsong.

Duration:00:07:00

Two musicians and 30 million years of birdsong

6/1/2018
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Song began in Australia when the first songbird sang its opening note. 30 million years later two classically trained musicians use their instruments to trace the birds' story in song.

Duration:00:25:31

A heart full of wing beats

5/25/2018
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When nature documentaries show elephants at a waterhole, Peter Langdon goes crook at the telly. He wants them to zoom in on the bird sitting in the tree in background. This repeat program is carefully selected form teh Off Track archive for your listening pleasure]

Duration:00:25:31

Three geckos and three thousand cows

5/18/2018
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Scientists strap tiny bum-bags onto geckos in the middle of the night on an outback cattle station. They are tracking how cattle grazing impacts tiny lizards. PLUS BONUS #FieldWorkFail

Duration:00:25:31

Earworms from a cockatoo tree

5/17/2018
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From a tiny sound recorder in a Victorian sheep paddock comes a startling array of sounds - some identifiable and some complete mysteries. Relax and let this earworm do its work.

Duration:00:29:55

Cockatoo wail, fledge or fail

5/11/2018
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The wailing calls of the red-tailed black cockatoos that live in Australia's South East are being used to help change the future for the failing species.

Duration:00:25:31

A morning with the birds

5/5/2018
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For International Dawn Chorus Day, here's the sounds of an Australian autumn morning, crisp and bright.

Duration:00:11:45

Night shift in a darkened forest

5/4/2018
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Listen to birds and possums communicating about land grabs, politics and sex. To celebrate International Dawn Chorus Day, this program about a forest chorus is from the Off Track archive.

Duration:00:25:31

Hobart Airport lets sleeping echidnas lie

4/27/2018
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Despite all the noise of planes coming and going, the echidnas at Hobart airport are digging in to hibernate.

Duration:00:25:31