Terramar's The Daily Catch

Crab Fishers Are Testing New Ropeless Gear Technologies To Save The Whales

Bright brains are thinking fast in California, where engineers, environmentalists, fisheries agents, and commercial fishers are devising clever ways to catch prized Dungeness crabs without harming whales in the process. For whales, getting entangled...

Researchers Witness Whale Sharks Mating For The First Time Ever

It may be nearing winter in Australia, but things are getting hot at Ningaloo Reef where scientists have captured whale sharks (Rhincodon typus) attempting to mate. The World Heritage listed Ningaloo Reef is one...

Legendary Fisherwoman Anne Mosness – American Shoreline Podcast

On this episode of the Catch Curve, Robert is joined by Anne Mosness, a pioneer fisherwomen and fisheries activist. They discuss her start as in the commercial wild salmon game and how she became...

New Study Shows How World’s Fisheries Are Connected By Ocean Currents

A new study published in the journal Science finds that the world’s marine fisheries form a single network, with over $10 billion worth of fish each year being caught in a country other than the one...

A Team Of Researchers Wants To Create Fuel And Plastic Out Of Ocean Bacteria

As they reproduce or perish, photosynthesizing bacteria, known as cyanobacteria, collectively release hundreds of millions of tonnes of liquid hydrocarbons into the ocean every year. Fortunately, for the wider ecosystem, other single-celled organisms are...

100 Captive Whales To Be Released From Russian ‘Whale Jail’ After International Outcry

Russia has started to release a group of nearly 100 captive whales which have been kept in small pens in the far east of the country. It comes after the so-called “whale jail” provoked...

Huge Undersea Freshwater Aquifer Mapped By Scientists Off Northeast US

In a new survey of the sub-seafloor off the U.S. Northeast coast, scientists have made a surprising discovery: a gigantic aquifer of relatively fresh water trapped in porous sediments lying below the salty ocean....

Ocean’s Largest And Rarest Stingray Studied For The First Time

The smalleye stingray is a study in contrasts and surprise. It has a wingspan that stretches greater than seven feet, yet its eyes are the size of raisins. While most stingrays avoid humans, the smalleye appears...

Shift In Prominent Shipping Lane Offers Chance To Study Effect Of Noise Pollution On Porpoises

The main shipping route into the Baltic Sea is about to be redrawn: starting in the summer of 2020, tens of thousands of ships per year will shift to a different course through the...

Scientists Discover Ocean’s Carbon-Absorbing Processes Change Over Time

It’s a well-known fact that the ocean is one of the biggest absorbers of the carbon dioxide emitted by way of human activity. What’s less well known is how the ocean’s processes for absorbing...