Terramar's The Daily Catch

Reassessing Seal Rescue – The Netherlands Has Decided To Rescue Less ‘Stranded’ Seals

Streya was born in summer on a wide, windswept beach on the Dutch coast of the Wadden Sea. At a week old, the tiny harbor seal pup—about the size of a small corgi—was alone...

New DFO Report Finds Atlantic Mackerel Stocks Down 86 Percent Over Past 20 Years

The latest stock assessment for Atlantic mackerel contains grim news for one of the region’s most iconic fish. Scientists say the spawning population is down 86 per cent from pre-2000 levels, and the number...

Abandoned At Sea – The Story Of Crews Cast Aside Without Pay, Food, Or Fuel

When Captain Ayyappan Swaminathan set off from his home in Kumbakonam, southern India, in January 2017, to work on a ship in the Persian Gulf, he told his four-year-old daughter, Aniha: “Don’t worry, I’ll...

Researchers Discover North Atlantic Warming Hole Impacts The Jet Stream

The North Atlantic warming hole (NAWH), a region of reduced warming located in the North Atlantic Ocean, significantly affects the North Atlantic jet stream in climate simulations of the future, according to a team...

Citizen Science And The Ocean – World Ocean Radio

There has never been a better time to be a citizen scientist–those individuals interested in the collection of data toward solutions, the expansion of public awareness, to satisfy curiosity, and to help development concrete...

Baby Fish Have Started Consuming Microplastic Pollution, What Will The Consequences Look Like?

Not long ago I went snorkeling in the Pacific Ocean, a half mile off the southwest coast of Oahu. The flanks of the Hawaiian island are steep there, and the bottom quickly disappeared beneath us...

Not A Single Leatherback Sea Turtle Nested At Nicaraguan Reserve This Year, Raising Alarm For Future

Every year, from November through March, leatherback sea turtles arrive to the secluded shores of the Río Escalante Chacocente wildlife reserve on Nicaragua’s Pacific coast to lay their eggs. Though leatherback nesting habits vary, Chacocente...

New Species Of Deep Sea Corals Discovered In Northeast Canyons and Seamounts National Monument

DNA analysis recently confirmed that Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) scientists and their collaborators at OceanX, the University of Connecticut (UConn), and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) discovered two new species of deep-sea corals...

New Limit On Sulfur Emissions Requires Ships To Scrub Up, Prompting Shift Towards Controversial Technology

If you live in a coastal city with a large port, January 2020 might bring you a bit of fresh air. The ships arriving at your docks should be puffing out cleaner exhaust with...

Randy Fisher And The Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission – American Shoreline Podcast

On this episode of Changing Waters, co-host Thane Tienson, a along time coastal lawyer/professional from Portland, Oregon, sits down with Randy Fisher, Executive Director of the Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC). Established in 1947 by...