Terramar's The Daily Catch

Turning Plastic Pollution Into Roads – How India’s Fishermen Are Making It Happen

Kadalamma—Mother Sea—that’s what Xavier Peter calls the Arabian Sea. His own mother gave him life, but Kadalamma gave him purpose, a livelihood. She has provided for him, offering up enough fish to feed his...

Respect Boundaries! Why Marine Protected Areas Often Don’t Live Up To Their Potential

The glare of the sun over the Pacific Ocean warms my cheeks as I listen to the sound of a majestic gray whale as it surfaces nearby. A peaceful scene, one could say. But...

Puffin Numbers Plummet In Farne Islands Bringing Fears Of Die-Out In Region

Puffin numbers at one of Britain’s most important habitats have fallen sharply, raising fears they could die out completely there within a century. Every five years National Trust rangers carry out a census of...

The Decision To Stop Harvesting Horseshoe Crabs For Their Blood Could Help An Entire Ecosystem

Pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly and Company recently announced that it would reduce its use of limulus amebocyte lysate (LAL) by 90 percent over the next few years, the first company to phase out the naturally derived compound...

Cooperative Work Needed Between Textile And Environmental Scientists To Solve Microfiber Pollution

Plastic pollution is a clear and severe problem in our world’s oceans. The billions of pieces of plastics floating around are gradually becoming documented by scientists, videographers, and photographers around the world. And their...

Noise Pollution Bothers Porpoises Too – Even Though They Speak At A Higher Frequency Than Whales

When pioneering whale biologist Roger Payne released the album Songs of the Humpback Whale in 1970, it was a big hit. People found the cetaceans’ haunting moans beautiful and relaxing. Unfortunately, whales can’t say the same...

If Bill Becomes Law, NYC Will Ban Plastic Straws In Restaurants

A New York City council member announced on Wednesday his plan to ban plastic straws from the city of 8.5 million people, amid a growing effort across the globe to cut back on plastics. “We depend...

Study – Coping Mechanisms Of High Latitude Corals In A Colder Environment

Corals growing in high-latitude reefs in Western Australia can regulate their internal chemistry to promote growth under cooler temperatures, according to new research at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at...

March For The Ocean – Let’s Make A Splash Together!

When the first World Oceans Day was held in 1992, the oceans were very different than today. The oceans were less acidic because less carbon dioxide had dissolved into them. They were a little cooler because the atmosphere...

Ancient Ecology Of The Mediterranean Sea Unearthed Through Past Art

Sharks ruled the waters of the Mediterranean for hundreds of thousands of years before humans ever so much as dipped a toe into the waves. Before overfishing and fear-driven persecution put the run on...