Terramar's The Daily Catch

Heat-Resistant Coral Reefs In Indonesia Identified Using AI

A recent scientific survey off the coast of Sulawesi Island in Indonesia suggests that some shallow water corals may be less vulnerable to global warming than previously thought. Between 2014 and 2017, the world’s reefs endured the worst...

Complaints Of Illegal Shellfish Harvesting Prompt Canada To Send More Enforcement To Sunshine Coast

Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) is sending another enforcement officer to its Sunshine Coast base after members of the public flooded the department with complaints about illegal shellfish harvesting in the area. It’s a problem the region sees...

The History Of Orcas – From Hated To Loved And Finally To Endangered

It was not so long ago that killer whales were reviled as vicious pests, shot, harpooned, and even machine-gunned by whalers, fishermen, and government agencies. Today, the world has come to appreciate these sleek creatures not only...

Ocean Literacy – An Introduction

This week’s episode of World Ocean Radio kicks off a multi-part series on the Ocean Literacy Principles. The next eight episodes will provide an anthology of reflections, examples and illustrations that represent responses to...

Marine Worms Are Eating Plastic – And Naturally They Break It Down Into Microplastic

On land, earthworms chow down on dead leaves and fungi and poop out tiny bits of organic matter that enrich the soil. In the sea, it turns out that some marine worms chew on...

Marine Mammals Have Lost A Gene That Protects Them From Harmful Chemicals

About 50 million years ago, dog-like mammals returned to the seas, eventually evolving into whales and dolphins. Around then, too, an early cousin of elephants took the plunge, giving rise to manatees and dugongs....

Experts Dismiss Possibility Of Great Whites Moving To UK Waters With Warming Seas

Britain’s westerly waters are experiencing a bumper season for sightings of bluefin tuna, while visitors to Cornwall have been thrilled by the unusual sighting of a blue shark swimming in St Ives harbour. But anyone...

The Death Of Plastic – How Scientists Are Re-Designing The Future Of Durable Materials

Adam Feinberg had no sooner made a bright yellow thin sheet of plastic than he had to shred it into little pieces. He chose an “I”-shaped mold for the logo of the University of...

Ocean Acidification Spells Bad News For Fish – Frying Their Sense Of Smell

It’s hard to imagine since our sense of smell pretty much disappears underwater, but fish rely heavily on their sniffers to detect predators, find food and locate mates. Lina Zelovich at JSTOR Daily reports that for...

A Crabby Scam – Company Accused Of Diluting Chesapeake Blue Crab Meat With Imported Crab

Few things say local like the Chesapeake blue crab. It has scuttled its way into Maryland’s tourism slogan and is part of the region’s signature dish, proudly touted on menus and in markets as...