Robson Green's Australian Adventure - Netflix

Posted on Sat 18 May 2019 in netflix

English actor Robson Green has always been fascinated by Australia. Craving an adventure away from the big city, he takes off to the dirt roads to find the wild side of the land Down Under.

In this four part series, Robson sets out to experience what life here is all about, heading to South Australia, the Northern Territory, Western Australia and Queensland. He's on a mission to meet the people of these places and find out how this land of extremes shapes the lives of those who inhabit it.

From the opal miners of Coober Pedy (SA) and the Jawoyn people of Arnhem Land (NT), to the Barramundi farmers of Cone Bay (WA) and the communities living off the grid in the Daintree Rainforest (QLD) and more, Robson discovers how these people all connect to this vast and ancient land.

Robson Green's Australian Adventure - Netflix

Type: Documentary

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2015-11-12

Robson Green's Australian Adventure - Blue-ringed octopus - Netflix

Blue-ringed octopuses, comprising the genus Hapalochlaena, are four highly venomous species of octopus that are found in tide pools and coral reefs in the Pacific and Indian oceans, from Japan to Australia. They can be identified by their yellowish skin and characteristic blue and black rings that change color dramatically when threatened. They eat small animals, including crabs, hermit crabs, shrimp, and other crustaceans. They are recognized as one of the world's most venomous marine animals. Despite their small size—12 to 20 cm (5 to 8 in)—and relatively docile nature, they are dangerous to humans if provoked and handled because of their venom which contains the powerful neurotoxin tetrodotoxin.

Robson Green's Australian Adventure - Reproduction - Netflix

The mating ritual for the blue-ringed octopus begins when a male approaches a female and begins to caress her with his modified arm, the hectocotylus. A male mates with a female by grabbing her, which sometimes completely obscures the female's vision, then transferring sperm packets by inserting his hectocotylus into her mantle cavity repeatedly. Mating continues until the female has had enough, and in at least one species the female has to remove the over-enthusiastic male by force. Males will attempt copulation with members of their own species regardless of sex or size, but interactions between males are most often shorter in duration and end with the mounting octopus withdrawing the hectocotylus without packet insertion or struggle. Blue-ringed octopus females lay only one clutch of about 50 eggs in their lifetimes towards the end of autumn. Eggs are laid then incubated underneath the female's arms for about six months, and during this process she does not eat. After the eggs hatch, the female dies, and the new offspring will reach maturity and be able to mate by the next year.

Robson Green's Australian Adventure - References - Netflix