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ABC TV SCIENCE UNIT | SEASON 1
Requiem for the Toothfish
Global fisheries are in collapse. Even the Patagonian toothfish, still a mystery to science, is already headed for extinction, its tale a microcosm of the problem. Researched, written and presented by Wilson da Silva, produced by Andrew Holland. Broadcast on Quantum, ABC TV 20 May 1999.
Archaeologists are using technology to find and catalogue a treasure trove of 55,000 Aboriginal stone tools in the outback, none of which need to be taken away. Written and presented by Wilson da Silva, produced by Richard Corfield, researched by joy Mitchell. Broadcast on 27 August 1998 on Quantum, ABC TV (Australia).
Why are frogs dying around the world? The cause may be a flesh-eating fungus, never before seen by science, which has been identified. Discovered by Australian researchers, it has now been found in North and South America and also linked to the collapse of frog populations there. Written, produced, directed by Wilson da Silva. Broadcast on 21 October 1999 on Quantum, ABC TV.
Australian astronomers in Tasmania are using gravitational microlensing to hunt for hunt for Earth-like planets outside our our Solar System. With the hours are long, the work is fiddly, and success is only ever one Paczynski curve away. Written and presented by Wilson da Silva, produced by Andrew Holland and Wilson da Silva. Broadcast on 22 April 1999 on Quantum, ABC TV.
A selection of my stories on the weekly TV science series, Quantum | Australian Broadcasting Corp
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