Terramar's The Daily Catch

Three-Quarters Of Europe’s Seas Are Being Poisoned By Heavy Metals And Harmful Chemicals

Heavy metals and a cocktail of dangerous chemicals continue to poison Europe’s seas, with more than three-quarters of areas assessed showing contamination, according to a report. The sea worst affected was the Baltic, where 96%...

The Response Of Penguins And Their Chicks To Fish Abundance Informs Marine Conservation

How adult penguins fish and the body condition of their chicks are directly linked to local fish abundance, and could potentially inform fishery management, a new study has found. The researchers studied an endangered...

What’s Keeping Cook Inlet Beluga Whales From Thriving? The Baffling Case Of Belugas That Won’t Bounce Back

The tide is low as Paul Wade inches the boat toward shore near the Chickaloon River flats. He checks the depth finder every few seconds. The waters of Cook Inlet are opaque with silt...

Can We Save The Ancient Memories Trapped In Our World’s Glaciers Before Climate Change Melts Them?

Speaking over a cacophony of humming machines in a crammed Swiss laboratory, François Burgay talks about the quiet, open skies above Mont Blanc. “At 4,200m above the sea, you’d never expect the night to...

International Maritime Film Festival – World Ocean Radio

The World Ocean Observatory is partnering with Main Street Bucksport this year for the 4th annual International Maritime Film Festival, a celebration of maritime heritage, spirit of adventure, concern for the environment, and ingenuity...

Bringing Light To The Darkness – Scientists Work To Illuminate Ocean Twilight Zone Without Harming Its Inhabitants

Oceanographers studying creatures in the ocean twilight zoneare facing an optical dilemma. They need to observe the fish in order to study them, but at ocean depths of 200 meters and beyond, there’s very little...

Saving Endangered Porbeagle Sharks – Citizen Science Provides Critical Information To Manage Species

Mackerel sharks are large, fast-swimming apex predators that include Hollywood heavy-hitters like great whites (Jaws), mako (Deep Blue Sea) and the now-extinct Megalodon (The Meg). One of the smallest mackerel sharks is the porbeagle—on...

Scientists Discover Key Ocean Current Blocked By Seasonal Monsoons

Our oceans and the complex “conveyer belt” system of currents that connects them play an important role in regulating global climate. The oceans store heat from the Sun, and ocean currents transport that heat...

Hydropower Dams Can Wreak Havoc To Coastal Areas Far Downstream

Thousands of hydroelectric dams are under construction around the world, mainly in developing countries. These enormous structures are one of the world’s largest sources of renewable energy, but they also cause environmental problems. Hydropower dams degrade...

Gary Glick, President of Friends of the RGV Reef – American Shoreline Podcast

On this episode of the American Shoreline Podcast, Peter and Tyler sit down with Gary Glick, President of Friends of the RGV Reef, a non-profit that supports the ongoing construction of the first industrial...