John Pogonoski is an Ichthyologist at the CSIRO Australian National Fish Collection in Hobart, and has over 25 years’ experience collecting, identifying, curating and documenting Indo-Pacific fishes.  John has participated in several RV Investigator voyages including the Great Australian Bight, the North West Shelf and the Sampling the Abyss voyage from Tasmania to the southern Coral Sea. He has co-authored dozens of publications on a wide variety of Indo-Pacific fish families, including new species descriptions, regional field guides and taxonomic checklists such as a study of western Coral Sea fishes in 2014. John also specialises in the radiography of fishes and the taxonomy of eels.