Terramar's The Daily Catch

DNA Technology To Help The Fight Against Hawksbill Sea Turtle Poaching

Researchers will use DNA technology to try to stop the illegal poaching of hawsksbill turtles for use in tortoiseshell products. The population of the critically endangered species has declined by more than 75% in...

‘Rescue Effect’ – Genetic Study Shows Why Dolphin Migration Is Critical To Population’s Survival

An analysis of dolphin genes has revealed information about their past migrations, showing just how crucial migrants might be for other populations. A new study by an international team of researchers found that one...

The Many Layers Of Our World’s Plastic Problem – What Happens After We Pull It From The Sea?

As you read this, a strange object that looks like a 2,000-foot floating pool noodle is drifting slowly through the central north Pacific Ocean. This object is designed to solve an enormous environmental problem. But in...

Key UN Talks Begin In Egypt To Decide The Fate Of Coral Reefs – New Coalition Urges Action

A new coalition of inter-governmental organizations, international conservation organizations, and private foundations is converging in Egypt this week to send a message about the need for bold leadership to save coral reefs from near-extinction...

More Efficient Cod Ranching Is On The Way Thanks To Novel Application Of Auditory Training

It took a week for Björn Björnsson to train 20 wild cod. In a compelling demonstration of classical conditioning, the aquaculture researcher at Iceland’s Marine and Freshwater Research Institute taught the fish to associate a...

Biosphere 2 – Scientists Redesign Famous Arizona Research Facility To Breed Supercorals

The shimmering scree outside the University of Arizona’s Biosphere 2 was last covered by seawater around 100 million years ago. Today, the sparse vegetation slung over the dusty former seabed is parched by temperatures...

Increases In Atmospheric CO2 Could Change The Appearance Of Dunes And Beaches

The appearance of dunes and beaches might be changing due to the increase in carbon dioxide emissions in the atmosphere, already a significant factor in the ongoing phenomena of climate change. The findings are...

Volcanic Eruptions Have Caused Mass Extinctions In The Past – Could Climate Change Do The Same?

All animals, whether they live on land or in the water, require oxygen to breathe. But today the world’s oceans are losing oxygen, due to a combination of rising temperatures and changing ocean currents. Both factors...

New Study Reveals Ancient Fishing Practices And Diets

A new study from The Australian National University (ANU) has revealed new insights into ancient fishing throughout history, including what type of fish people were regularly eating as part of their diet. The study...

Narwhals And Other Unique Marine Species At Risk As Arctic Traffic Increases

Most Americans associate fall with football and raking leaves, but in the Arctic this season is about ice. Every year, floating sea ice in the Arctic thins and melts in spring and summer, then...