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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Originally posted on News @ CSIRO:Parts of Australia’s coastline are littered with plastic rubbish, which finds its way into the oceans. By Britta Denise Hardesty, CSIRO and Chris Wilcox, CSIRO By 2050, 95% of seabirds will have plastic in their gut. That is just one finding from our national marine debris research project, the largest…
While putting together a presentation for a Marine Biology subject on lionfish (and throwing in the recent controversy over plagiarised lionfish research), I struggled to find much research on an equivalent marine creature that has developed the same low salinity tolerance. There were papers on the more well-known euryhaline species (those that tolerate wide ranges of […]
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