Terramar's The Daily Catch

Plastics Reach World’s Pristine Arctic Environments – Chemical Additives Found In Seabird Eggs

Scientists have warned about the impact of plastic pollution in the most pristine corners of the world after discovering chemical additives in birds’ eggs in the High Arctic. Eggs laid by northern fulmars on Prince...

Citizen Science Comes Of Age – Scientists Are Increasingly Relying On Data Collected By Volunteers

A team of seven scuba divers crawled along the seafloor in a shallow bay off Tasmania, Australia, parting tufts of seaweed and peering under small rock ledges as they hunted for a rosy-hued fish...

Queensland Flood Waters Put Great Barrier Reef Corals At Risk Of Bleaching

Freshwater bleaching of corals could occur this year as a result of flood waters from Queensland’s overflowing rivers pouring into the Great Barrier Reef, the marine park authority has warned. The Great Barrier Reef Marine...

What Rising Sea Levels Mean For Local Economies

Impacts from climate change are not always easy to see. But for many local businesses in coastal communities across the United States, the evidence is right outside their doors—or in their parking lots. That...

The Cultural Edge – World Ocean Radio

We wrap up our seven-part thematic overview of the ocean edge this week by discussing the cultural edge: the place alongshore where we interact with nature, with our spiritual selves, and with each other....

Plant-Based Compostable Plastics Are Ending Up In The Landfill

Plant-based compostable plastics are going to landfill rather than recycling because almost all Welsh councils are unable to deal with them. The growth of the anti-single use plastics movement has seen a rise in...

Research Reveals Crabs Use Sponges As Hats – Possibly As A Defense Against Predators

Ridiculous hats aren’t exclusive to British nobility—sponge crabs also make bold fashion statements with their headgear. And now, new research unveils for the first time how these crustaceans form such exquisite crowns. The 130...

Nurdles – The Major Plastic Source That You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

“Nurdles” may sound cute but they pose a huge risk to the marine environment. Also known as “mermaid tears”, these small plastic pellets are a feedstock in the plastic industry. Instead of being converted...

What’s Feeding The Destructive Brown Tides On Long Island?

Researchers at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory may have found a new strategy to limit the growth of an algae species called Aureococcus anophagefferens, which at high densities can result in devastating brown tides....

16th Annual International Ocean Film Festival – American Shoreline Podcast

On this episode of the American Shoreline Podcast, Peter Ravella and Tyler Buckingham speak with Ana Blanco ahead of the 16th Annual International Ocean Film Festival. Ana, the Festival’s Executive Director, explains how the...