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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As is becoming common this time of year, my Twitter feed has been swamped with Shark Week vitriol – from swimmers who are now more afraid to go in the water to scientists angry at the lack of consultation that goes into a few of the fake documentaries appearing during the event. Apart from the fact Discovery […]
Originally posted on Investigator @ CSIRO:A few months ago one of RV Investigator’s crew members had the brilliant idea of grabbing his drone before jumping on board for the scientific sea trials. Then, some of the Marine National Facility support staff got creative with a GoPro and captured on board images and some action shots of equipment being deployed. The…
Dredging and bottom trawling of Port Phillip Bay in Victoria have destroyed most of the natural shellfish reefs in the 230 years since European settlement of Australia. This new plan reported in the Age newspaper last week will help to restore shellfish reefs in the bay with the aim of increasing habitat for flathead, snapper and other […]
While I’m missing the summer flat spells and warm weather activities, there’s something special about winter on the Shipwreck Coast. No tourists around, fresh cold southerlies and some calm clear days when the whiting are biting! Here’s a few shots of the local marine sanctuary from last week- some heavy downpours have caused the river […]
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