Terramar's The Daily Catch

100 Captive Whales To Be Released From Russian ‘Whale Jail’ After International Outcry

Russia has started to release a group of nearly 100 captive whales which have been kept in small pens in the far east of the country. It comes after the so-called “whale jail” provoked...

Huge Undersea Freshwater Aquifer Mapped By Scientists Off Northeast US

In a new survey of the sub-seafloor off the U.S. Northeast coast, scientists have made a surprising discovery: a gigantic aquifer of relatively fresh water trapped in porous sediments lying below the salty ocean....

Ocean’s Largest And Rarest Stingray Studied For The First Time

The smalleye stingray is a study in contrasts and surprise. It has a wingspan that stretches greater than seven feet, yet its eyes are the size of raisins. While most stingrays avoid humans, the smalleye appears...

Shift In Prominent Shipping Lane Offers Chance To Study Effect Of Noise Pollution On Porpoises

The main shipping route into the Baltic Sea is about to be redrawn: starting in the summer of 2020, tens of thousands of ships per year will shift to a different course through the...

Scientists Discover Ocean’s Carbon-Absorbing Processes Change Over Time

It’s a well-known fact that the ocean is one of the biggest absorbers of the carbon dioxide emitted by way of human activity. What’s less well known is how the ocean’s processes for absorbing...

Adapting To Climate Change Is Expensive – Seawalls Could Cost US $416 Billion By 2040

Defending against rising seas could cost US communities $416bn in the next 20 years, according to a new report. Spending on seawalls alone could total almost as much as the initial investment in the...

The Great Disappearing Garbage Patch – How Forces In The Indian Ocean Prevent Plastics From Accumulating

Garbage patches in the ocean are sobering reminders of humanity’s collective plastic pollution problem. Measuring up to thousands of kilometers across, the patches have been confirmed to exist in the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans,...

From Maine To North Carolina, Fishers Are Threatened By Climate Change

Most fishing communities from North Carolina to Maine are projected to face declining fishing options unless they adapt to climate change by catching different species or fishing in different areas, according to a study...

Experts Suggest ‘Skinny’ Humpback Whale In San Francisco Bay Swam There To Recover

A humpback whale has spent the past two weeks in the San Francisco Bay, fascinating sightseers, photographers, whale enthusiasts and marine biologists. But experts say the whale, which locals have nicknamed Allie, may be sick, and...

Conservation Research Made Faster And More Efficient By Environmental DNA Program

It’s estimated that a person sheds between 30,000 to 40,000 skin cells per day. These cells and their associated DNA leave genetic traces of ourselves in showers, dust—pretty much everywhere we go. Other organisms...