Terramar's The Daily Catch

Hurricanes And Water Wars Threaten Gulf Coast’s Oyster Fishery

For Cainnon Gregg, 2018 started out as a great year. After leaving his job as an installation artist to become a full-time oyster farmer in Wakulla County, Florida in 2017, Gregg began raising small...

Arctic Circle Update – 2018

This week on World Ocean Radio we provide our annual observations on the Arctic Circle Conference in Reykjavik, Iceland. This year’s report highlights not only a seemingly insurgent presence by the Chinese but also...

Mapping The Uncharted Arctic Ocean Through Ordinary Ship Traffic

Throughout world, the ocean floor’s details remain largely a mystery; less than 10 percent has been mapped using modern sonar technology. Even in the United States, which has some of the best maritime maps...

Arctic Gyre Is Intensifying With Climate Change – Sea Ice Sets Speed Limit For This Major Ocean Current

The Beaufort Gyre is an enormous, 600-mile-wide pool of swirling cold, fresh water in the Arctic Ocean, just north of Alaska and Canada. In the winter, this current is covered by a thick cap...

Scotland Has A Thriving $2 Billion Salmon Industry – But At A Cost

When you think of Scottish food, your first thought might be haggis, but the country’s No. 1 food export is actually farmed Atlantic salmon. Last year, almost $786 million worth of Scottish salmon was...

How Whales Lost Their Teeth, And Evolved Into The World’s Largest Filter Feeders

Blue whales and their cousins are the only creatures on Earth that catch their food using baleen, giant combs of keratin that filter millions of liters of water a day for their microscopic meals....

Campaign Makes Attempt to Stop Oil And Gas Pipeline That Could Harm Ningaloo Reef

A campaign fronted by the author Tim Winton and backed by environmentalists and ecotourism operators is attempting to stop a pipeline factory for the oil and gas industry proposed for Exmouth Gulf, next door...

New Research Shows That The Majority Of Fish Have Ingested Plastic In Two Freshwater Estuaries

Microplastics are defined as small pieces of plastic no larger than 5mm in size, that have been broken down by time, and this new research identifies the extent in which it is a threat...

Freshwater Mussels Found With Fracking Wastewater Accumulation

Elevated concentrations of strontium, an element associated with oil and gas wastewaters, have accumulated in the shells of freshwater mussels downstream from fracking wastewater disposal sites, according to researchers from Penn State and Union...

India Seeks To Turn It’s Beaches Into Nuclear Fuel – But How And Why?

The tropical beaches of India probably bring to mind sun-dappled palms, fiery fish curries and dreadlocked backpackers, but they also hold a surprising secret. Their sands are rich in thorium – often hailed as...