Terramar's The Daily Catch

Rise In Global Shipping Traffic Could Spur A Surge Of Invasive Species

Rising global maritime traffic could lead to sharp increases in invasive species around the world over the next 30 years, according to a new study by McGill University researchers. The findings, published in the...

Gulf Of Maine Whales Are Being Rocked By Heavy Metals

Whales in the Gulf of Maine are contaminated with toxic metals in concentrations similar to those seen in industrial workers with decades of exposure. While no one yet knows if the metals are harming...

Mangrove Fiddler Crabs Act As Ecosystem Engineers, Scientists Reveal

The types of bacteria living in and around fiddler crab burrows vary widely between mangroves, but their functional activities are remarkably similar. The types of bacteria present in and around mangrove fiddler crab burrows in three different geographic...

Our Oceans Absorb One-Third Of Global CO2 Emissions, But At What Cost?

From wildfires to more extreme storms, the effects of climate change are already devastating communities around the globe. But the effects would be even worse if it weren’t for the oceans, new research has confirmed. That is...

Lobsterman Gerry Cushman – American Shoreline Podcast

Gerry Cushman (F/V Bug Catcha)  is a lifelong resident of Port Clyde, Maine and remains a tireless advocate for keeping community-based fishermen on the water with viable fishing businesses. His father was a groundfish...

Scientists Are Racing To Understand Why Whales Are Dying On The East Coast

On a blustery winter afternoon off the coast of Virginia Beach, people are pressing forward on the bow of the Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center’s whale watching boat as a dorsal fin breaks...

New Research Shows Protecting High Seas Is Crucial To Safeguard Vulnerable Coastal Communities

Key areas of the Indian Ocean, Bay of Bengal and the Pacific should be designated protected areas in order to safeguard vulnerable coastal communities’ livelihoods, new research published this week reveals. “Ecological connectivity between...

Fish Go Tubular – The ‘Salmon Canon’ Isn’t The Only Way Scientists Use Tubes To Work With Marine Life

Behold the salmon cannon—developed to help salmon traverse dams; made famous by the comedian John Oliver. Recently, the cannon’s creators suggested that officials in the state of Washington should use the cannon to boost salmon over...

Scientists Find The Key To More Intense Ice Ages Lies Deep In The Southern Ocean

Over the last million years, ice ages have intensified and lengthened. According to a study led by the University of Bern, this previously unexplained climate transition coincides with a diminution of the mixing between...

Some Very Hopeful Numbers – Changing Attitudes Towards Climate

A recent report from the Yale Program on Climate Change, measuring public awareness and political views on issues related to climate, shows that opinions are changing. Survey results show that in the last year...