I'm Steve Pogonowski, a former journalist/media relations contractor turned marine biology student. I currently live in the small coastal town (some call it a city: population 32,000) of Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia. I'm making a return to blogging after starting first year of a Bachelor of Environmental Science (Marine Biology) at Deakin University in Warrnambool. Specialisation in that pretty wide field is still to be decided but I'm pretty keen on conservation of fish stocks, looking at ways to change the laws on whaling and basically finding out more about human effect on the oceanic food webs.
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Followers of education writing and/or interested in crowdfunding stories may have noticed this one pop up this week: a university academic, Dr Alecia Bellgrove, who is raising money to fund research into edible seaweeds growing along the Victorian southwest coast. She happens to be one of my Deakin marine biology lecturers (who I plan to […]
Just saw this Southern Fried Science post (nothing to do with chicken, everything to do with shark conservation) about the benefit of using circle hooks – a method I’m yet to try but definitely support. Here’s their description of the hooks: Circle hooks are used by recreational and commercial hook-and-line fisheries (and many longliners) to reduce hooking mortality [...]
– http://oneworldoneocean.com – This Earth Day, One World One Ocean is giving the ocean the attention it deserves with a special video collection of ocean photographs from our online community. Here is the ocean through their eyes. Happy Earth Day!
Leatherjackets are amazing fish, in such colourful varieties. In the past two months, I’ve spotted five different species from the Horseshoe to the Yellowfin species (Meuschenia trachylepis) pictured. This species is often seen with the Six-spined leatherjacket, which I mistook this fish for in my original post on Facebook. Some people have the idea that marine [...]
Reblogged from Photo Nature Blog: Copyright Jeffrey Foltice This Osprey had me in its sights as it flew overhead today. Also known as the Fish Hawk, it enjoys catching fish and will normally have a nest near a water source. (Click on this or any of my images to see an enlarged version) I'm impressed [...]
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