Terramar's The Daily Catch

The Motion Of The Ocean Guides Larval Mud Snails To Their Destination

At one time, people thought that planktonic larvae floated passively through the ocean, drifting wherever the currents took them. That, after all, is how they got their name: planktos is Greek for wandering. But beginning in...

Abundance Of Jellyfish Species Uncovered By Citizen Science Efforts

When the Rhizostoma luteum jellyfish was discovered at the beginning of the 19th century in the waters of the Strait of Gibraltar, only nine specimens were identified. For years, it was so inconspicuous that...

US Oil Bid For The Arctic Hits Snag – Due To Lack Of Sea Ice

Plans to establish the first oil drilling operation in US Arctic waters have hit an ironic snag – a lack of sea ice caused by rapid warming in the region. Last month, the Trump administration approved...

The Polar Silk Road In 2018

On the heels of the Arctic Circle Conference in Reykjavik, Iceland in October, World Ocean Radio host Peter Neill offers some additional thoughts on a changing Arctic and China’s role in the future of...

DNA Technology To Help The Fight Against Hawksbill Sea Turtle Poaching

Researchers will use DNA technology to try to stop the illegal poaching of hawsksbill turtles for use in tortoiseshell products. The population of the critically endangered species has declined by more than 75% in...

‘Rescue Effect’ – Genetic Study Shows Why Dolphin Migration Is Critical To Population’s Survival

An analysis of dolphin genes has revealed information about their past migrations, showing just how crucial migrants might be for other populations. A new study by an international team of researchers found that one...

The Many Layers Of Our World’s Plastic Problem – What Happens After We Pull It From The Sea?

As you read this, a strange object that looks like a 2,000-foot floating pool noodle is drifting slowly through the central north Pacific Ocean. This object is designed to solve an enormous environmental problem. But in...

Key UN Talks Begin In Egypt To Decide The Fate Of Coral Reefs – New Coalition Urges Action

A new coalition of inter-governmental organizations, international conservation organizations, and private foundations is converging in Egypt this week to send a message about the need for bold leadership to save coral reefs from near-extinction...

More Efficient Cod Ranching Is On The Way Thanks To Novel Application Of Auditory Training

It took a week for Björn Björnsson to train 20 wild cod. In a compelling demonstration of classical conditioning, the aquaculture researcher at Iceland’s Marine and Freshwater Research Institute taught the fish to associate a...

Biosphere 2 – Scientists Redesign Famous Arizona Research Facility To Breed Supercorals

The shimmering scree outside the University of Arizona’s Biosphere 2 was last covered by seawater around 100 million years ago. Today, the sparse vegetation slung over the dusty former seabed is parched by temperatures...