Terramar's The Daily Catch

City Of Toronto Launches Campaign To Reduce Plastic Cigarette Butt Littering

The snow has melted to reveal months of discarded pizza crusts, dog poop and cigarette butts. But unlike the first two things, cigarette filters aren’t biodegradable, and now the city has launched a campaign...

Protecting Endangered Sharks Using Satellites

Satellites scanning the oceans are a valuable new tool to protect sharks, according to scientists. A review of evidence suggests endangered sharks can be protected from threats such as illegal fishing, using the technology....

Our Oceans Are Suffocating – GreenHouse Gases Deprive Oceans Of Oxygen

Marine biologists will tell you that fish species such as tuna and swordfish, known as the deep-water divers of the ocean for hunting at depths of 200 metres, are today repeatedly coming to surface...

Parasite-Eating Lumpfish Are Being Put To Work On Fish Farms, But They Need To Make It There Alive

Every globetrotter has a favorite way to relax—a yoga mat, a glass of wine, a favorite tea—to keep the stresses of travel at bay. The same can’t quite be said for the millions of...

Orvel Founder, Mateo Velez – American Shoreline Podcast

On this episode of Sea Change, Jenna Valente welcomes Mateo Velez, Founder and Executive Director of Orvel, a nonprofit organization working to raise awareness about plastic pollution and other environmental problems in low-income and underserved...

How Do You Patrol One Of The Largest Marine Protected Areas On Planet Earth?

When the Republic of Palau’s new marine sanctuary law takes final effect in 2020, the country will have the sixth-largest fully protected marine area in the world. A 500,000-square-kilometer area within the western Pacific...

Highly Social Dolphins Who Help Fishermen In Brazil Also Hangout Together Between Meals

A team of researchers with members from Brazil, South Africa and the U.S. has found an example of homophily among dolphins who work together with fishermen in Brazil for the mutual benefit of both....

Maryland Is Poised To Become First To Ban Plastic Styrofoam Packaging

Maryland is expected to become the first U.S. state to ban foam food packaging, takeout containers and cups—and the latest in a growing worldwide effort to ban various disposable single-use plastic products. The new proposed...

Squid Team Finds New Species Diversity Off New Zealand’s Kermadec Islands – Part Of Stalled Marine Reserve Proposal

Squids and octopuses could be considered the “parrots of the ocean”. Some are smart, and many have complex behaviours. And, of course, they have strange, bird-like beaks. They are the subject of ancient myths...

Up And Down The Food Chain – World Ocean Radio

Food webs describe who eats whom in an ecological community. In the aquatic food web, humans feed down the food chain, consuming lesser and lesser ocean predators and marine species without a consciousness of...