Terramar's The Daily Catch

Dire Situation – Half Of The Chinook Salmon In Canada Are Endangered

Half of Canada’s chinook salmon are endangered, with nearly all other populations in precarious decline, according to a new report, confirming fears that prospects for the species remain dire. The report by the Committee on...

The Global Climate Model Doesn’t Properly Capture Pulses Of Carbon That Sink To The Deep Sea

More than two miles below the ocean’s surface, microbes, worms, fishes, and other creatures great and small thrive. They rely on the transport of dead and decaying matter from the surface (marine snow) for...

Fish Study Offers Insight Into How Lake Ecosystems Recover From Eutrophication

Environmental damage caused by human activity can reduce the number of plant and animal species dramatically. At the same time, very little is known about how biodiversity recovers after ecosystem pollution is curtailed and...

The World’s Strangest Sharks And Rays Are On The Brink Of Extinction

Some of the world’s most unusual sharks and rays are on the brink of extinction because of threats such as commercial fishing, scientists have said. A shark that uses its tail to stun prey...

The Riddle Of The Roaming Plastic – Why Is 99 Percent Of The Plastic That Enters Our Ocean Missing?

Codfish eat everything. “Everyone here has a story about the Barbie doll they found in a cod,” quips Max Liboiron, referring to St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, her home. So the geography professor at...

Human Actions Are Impacting Wild Salmon’s Ability To Evolve

Once spring-run chinook salmon disappear, they are not likely to re-emerge, indicates genetic analysis of the revered wild fish in a study led by the University of California, Davis. Prompt conservation action could preserve...

Submerge – Shifting Baselines And The Collapse Of The Newfoundland Cod Fishery

Over time, our perception of what is ‘normal’ changes. When it comes to environmental conservation or restoration, that means we are creating reference points that are constantly moving. This shifting of baselines was catastrophic...

Microplastics Found Within All Seven Sea Turtle Species

Tests on more than 100 sea turtles—spanning three oceans and all seven species—have revealed microplastics in the guts of every single turtle. Researchers from the University of Exeter and Plymouth Marine Laboratory, working with...

Observations From Bali – Why We Are Pretending To Stop The Plastic Crisis

Going plastic-free has become the world’s battle cry to save the ocean. People all over the planet are being told to ditch plastic straws, bottles, and bags in favor of re-usable products. This trend...

Past The Point Of No Return – Portrait Of A Planet On The Verge Of Climate Catastrophe

On Sunday morning hundreds of politicians, government officials and scientists will gather in the grandeur of the International Congress Centre in Katowice, Poland. It will be a familiar experience for many. For 24 years...