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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This time last year, fishermen were hanging up their prize catches in a big annual fishing competition here in Warrnambool. One of the fish that brought the biggest crowd was a 110kg mako shark- a common enough catch in Southern Australia but still of concern given the huge global exploitation of various shark species. The […]
With the international flak over its shark culling programs and threats to the Great Barrier Reef, Australia should be working hard on other fronts to promote its ocean conservation agenda. Sadly, the Coalition Government is intent on making things worse for those who care about the ocean and instead assisting commercial fisheries with its removal […]
Reblogged from Divers Who Want To Learn More: 'Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world' Nelson Mandela Cull verb 'reduce the population of (a wild animal) by selective slaughter.' synonyms: slaughter, kill, destroy. 'It was unscientific, unprovoked and wrong' More people die in Australia from horses than from sharks, yet […]
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