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 working my way through final year of a Bachelor of Environmental Science (Marine Biology) at Deakin University in Warrnambool. Apart from wanting to write about the things I’m learning, 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.
Update 3 December 2015: Haven’t checked back on this page in a while and things have definitely changed since completing my undergrad degree! Apart from having less time to write blog posts due to working fulltime in a water conservation research centre in Melbourne, I also met my now-fiance in Warrnambool and we have a 20 month old daughter. And obviously I still don’t know how to format text on this page 🙂 I’m still aiming to work in (paid) marine science writing but new challenges have put that on hold for the time being.
Update 7 September 2016: Since the last update, I’ve bought a house, married, changed jobs, am doing constant renovations on the house while chasing round an increasingly active two-and-a-half year old! Sill not time for blogging but hoping to get back into it and put up the results of some recent chats with marine biologists. Regular brief posts are now up on my Facebook page www.facebook.com/oceanicexplorer