Terramar's The Daily Catch

Why The World Needs Well-Designed Marine Protected Areas – And Much More Of Them

You can think of a marine protected area like a boost of vitamin C taken at the onset of a cold. It may not cure you, but it can help you bounce back. “A [protected]...

Coastal Communities Are Using Virtual Reality To Save Their Cultures Before The Sea Rises

It’s a sunny day in southern Louisiana, and I’m sitting on a porch listening to 91-year-old Wenceslaus Billiot, the oldest member of the Isle de Jean Charles band of the Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw, describe how the...

Surfers Against Sewage Take Aim Against Plastics – With Some Help From The Royal Family

Despite its eye-catching name, Surfers Against Sewage probably owes its existence to plastic. “The advent of panty-liners meant you could really see sewage slicks. Condoms, panty-liners and other plastic refuse made for a visceral,...

Meet The Scientists On The Front Lines Of Ocean Acidification – What Does The Future Look Like?

Grace Saba steadies herself on the back of a gently rocking boat as she and her crew slide a six-foot long yellow torpedo into the sea. A cheer erupts as the device surfaces, turns...

A New Era Of Fishing Wars Is Being Spurred By Climate Change

Fish are migrating more than 40 miles per decade as the oceans heat up, pushing populations into fisheries where other countries have exclusive rights and setting the stage for an era of surging international...

Diminishing Arctic Sea Ice Nears Record Low – Especially Bad Off Alaska In The Pacific

Arctic sea ice extent for May was the second-lowest for that month in the satellite history, and the Pacific side of the Arctic has especially large areas of open water, the National Snow and Ice...

Where Will People Move As Climate Changes And Seas Rise?

In coming decades, climate change is expected to displace millions of people through sea level rise, crop failures, more frequent extreme weather and other impacts. But scientists are still struggling to accurately predict how...

By Changing The Diets Of Farmed Fish And Livestock, We Can Save The Ocean’s Most Important Fish

Anchovies, herring, sardines and other forage fish play an essential role in the food web as prey for seabirds, marine mammals and larger fish like salmon. When ground into fishmeal and oil, they are...

How Do You Protect Marine Species That Migrate Over Vast Distances?

This summer, many Americans will visit national parks and wildlife refuges in hope of seeing wild animals, such as bison on the Plains or alligators in the Everglades. Creating protected areas that forbid or manage activities like...

A Chemical Used In MRIs Has Found It’s Way To Our Oceans – Is It A Threat To Marine Life?

A rare earth element critical to the diagnosis of medical conditions is accumulating in the world’s oceans—and no one knows exactly how, and if, it will affect the marine ecosystem. Nearly half a billion...