Terramar's The Daily Catch

Rethinking Ocean Megafauna – Global Review Uncovers Link Between Large Marine Animals And Nearshore Environments

When we think of mangrove forests, seagrass meadows and saltmarshes, we don’t immediately think of shark habitats. But the first global review of links between large marine animals (megafauna) and coastal wetlands is challenging this view...

Danger At Sea – Women In Commercial Fishing Industry Fight Sexual Harassment

When Robin McAllistar worked in the commercial fishing industry in the 1970s and 1980s, she was often the only woman on the boat. Once, she said she was stuck on a boat with a...

Project To Gather Detailed Data On The Fate Of Microplastic Pollution Begins With Pacific Ocean Expedition

Millions of tonnes of plastic waste are transported by rivers, by wind and in waste water into the sea, where the plastic remains. “To date, there are no detailed data on where plastic accumulates...

Could Alien Life Exist On Pluto? New Research Suggests Liquid Ocean The Size Of Texas

It’s time to move on from the problematic “Is Pluto a planet?” debate. For there could be life beneath Pluto, and there could be many more ocean worlds in the Milky Way than previously thought,...

How Rural Areas Like Florida’s Panhandle Can Become More Hurricane-Ready

When Hurricane Michael roared onto northwest Florida’s Gulf Coast in October 2018, its 160 mile-per-hour winds made it the strongest storm ever to hit the region. It was only the fourth Category 5 storm on record to...

A High Price For Beauty – Hawksbill Sea Turtles Suffered Worse Than Previously Thought From Tortoiseshell Trade

Prettiness has its downsides. For hawksbill turtles, their beautifully patterned yellow and brown shells—called tortoiseshell—have almost been their undoing. Carved into combs, jewelry, and sunglass frames, or inlaid into desks and boxes, tortoiseshell has...

How Researchers Are Using DNA Technologies To Uncover Illegal Shark Fins

Another shipment has come, and you watch as the boats are boarded and searched. You notice specks of blood in the corners of the vessel and wonder just what is waiting inside the freezers...

Runaway Consumption – Two Trillion Plastic And Glass Drink Containers Are Sold Every Year

People around the world are using almost 2tn plastic and glass drinks bottles, cans and cartons each year, according to research. The findings, from the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE), reveal that global...

Within Two Generations Sea Level Rise Could Displace Millions Of People

Antarctica is further from civilisation than any other place on Earth. The Greenland ice sheet is closer to home but around one tenth the size of its southern sibling. Together, these two ice masses...

Artisanal Fish Fences Have Large-Scale Devastating Effects On Tropical Seas

Huge fish fences which are commonly used in tropical seas are causing extensive social, ecological and economic damage and are threatening marine biodiversity and human livelihoods, according to a new study. Fish fences are...