Mooney/ Mooney Goes Wild

    Monday-Friday, 3 - 4.30pm

    Friday 22 February 2013

    On today's programme

    Dr Alistair McCracken takes us through the diseases and pests that pose significant danger to Irish trees.

    We hear how weather records from whaling ships between 1750 and 1850 are helping us understand climate patterns, even today.

    And, John Downer, one of the most remarkable wildlife filmmakers alive today, joins us to discuss his latest adventures up close and personal with penguins.

     

    British Experts Baffled

    A green 'goo' found on a reserve in Somerset and which baffled British experts was found to be  a type of eggless spawn produced by frightened frogs. But our studio experts identified this weeks ago and could have solved their mystery for them!

    Surrogacy in Owls

    These orphaned owls are being taken care of by a surrogate mother.

    Eurosong 2013

    On The Late Late Show special tonight, host Ryan Tubridy will present the five songs that are in contention for EuroSong 2013, and a combination of juries and televoting will determine which song will represent Ireland in the First Semi-Final of the Eurovision Song Contest on Tuesday the 14th of May.

    Click here for your Eurovision Scorecard

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    Please DO NOT send any live, dead or skeletal remains of any creature whatsoever to Mooney Goes Wild.

    If you find an injured animal or bird, please contact the National Parks & Wildlife Service on 1890 20 20 21, or BirdWatch Ireland, on 01 281-9878, or visit www.irishwildlifematters.ie

     

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