Terramar's The Daily Catch

Takeaways From A Global Look At Biodiversity: Protected Areas Need Better Monitoring And Enforcement

Ten percent of the ocean and 17 percent of terrestrial and inland waterways by 2020. That was the goal world leaders set almost a decade ago to work toward protecting the planet. Protected areas, space...

Newfoundland Coast Polluted With 250,000 Liters Of Crude Oil After Spill

An estimated 250,000 liters (66,000 gallons) of crude spilled from the SeaRose FPSO, a floating production, storage and offloading vessel, in the White Rose oil and gas field off the coast of Newfoundland, Canada. Husky Energy, the operator...

Nearly A Year After Florida Red Tide Outbreak, Resources For Rescued Manatees Reaching Limit

At the peak of Florida’s red tide crisis this summer, Jon Peterson had to dig deep into Sea World’s storage warehouses to find enough portable pools to accommodate the dozens of sick manatees arriving...

Size Matters For Echolocating Toothed Whales – A Bigger Nose, A Bigger Bang

A new study sheds light on how toothed whales adapted their sonar abilities to occupy different environments. The study shows that as animals grew bigger, they were able to put more energy into their...

Fishermen Sue Big Oil Companies Over Rising Sea Temperatures

Commercial fishermen in California and Oregon sued dozens of oil and gas companies yesterday for hurting the fishing market in the Pacific Ocean by raising temperatures on Earth. The Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s...

Research Finds Orcas Share Personality Traits With Humans And Chimpanzees

Killer whales display personality traits similar to those of humans and chimpanzees, such as playfulness, cheerfulness and affection, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association. Researchers in Spain analyzed the personality traits of...

Conservation Efforts Can, And Do Work – Successes Worth Celebrating

Conservation efforts appear to be paying off for some of the world’s most charismatic animals, according to new assessments for the extinction Red List. Prospects look better for the mountain gorilla, after years of...

Sea Change – The Whale Guitar

Jenna Valente sits down with Jen Long, Founder of The Whale Guitar Project, an organization dedicated to protecting Earth’s oceans and whales by raising awareness of man-made threats and inspiring audiences to take impactful...

Hungry Killer Whale Sets Record-Breaking Dive, Chasing Patagonia Toothfish Nets To The Deep

Big factory ships arrive from around the world—Britain, Norway, Chile, New Zealand, Spain—in search of the Patagonian toothfish, the most lucrative catch in the storm-tossed southern Atlantic Ocean. Awaiting their arrival off South Georgia...

Plastic Rage – What’s Behind Our Sudden Backlash Of Single Use Plastic In Recent History, And Will It Make A Difference?

Plastic is everywhere, and suddenly we have decided that is a very bad thing. Until recently, plastic enjoyed a sort of anonymity in ubiquity: we were so thoroughly surrounded that we hardly noticed it....