Terramar's The Daily Catch

Fueling The Future With A Better Seaweed – Scientists See Big Biofuel Potential

“Thirteen point two.” One scientist calls out the measurement; another jots it down in her data sheet. It’s hot and stuffy in the lab, and the pungent smell of seaweed is inescapable as the...

Giant Squid Captured On Video By Scientists For First Time In US Waters

FIU marine scientists Heather Bracken-Grissom and Lori Schweikert were among a team of researchers gathered around a monitor when the tentacle first came into view. It floated in and out of the darkness offering...

The Story Of Navi – An Olive Ridley Sea Turtle Who Survived A ‘Ghost-Net’

This post is one of a series on projects supported by the New England Aquarium’s Marine Conservation Action Fund (MCAF). Through MCAF, the Aquarium supports researchers, conservationists, and grassroots organizations around the world as they...

Dr. Joe Kunkel Returns From A Scientific Lobster Expedition – American Shoreline Podcast

On this episode, Peter and Tyler welcome Dr. Joe Kunkel back to the podcast on the heels of a two-week scientific research mission aboard the NOAA Ship Henry B. Bigelow. Joe shared his experience...

Latest Right Whale Death In Gulf Of St Lawrence Hits Hard – Identified As Punctuation, A Reproductive Female

The death of this reproductive female represents a massive loss for the right whale population. North Atlantic right whale #1281, named “Punctuation” because the small scars on her head looked like dashes and commas,...

Crab Fishers Are Testing New Ropeless Gear Technologies To Save The Whales

Bright brains are thinking fast in California, where engineers, environmentalists, fisheries agents, and commercial fishers are devising clever ways to catch prized Dungeness crabs without harming whales in the process. For whales, getting entangled...

Researchers Witness Whale Sharks Mating For The First Time Ever

It may be nearing winter in Australia, but things are getting hot at Ningaloo Reef where scientists have captured whale sharks (Rhincodon typus) attempting to mate. The World Heritage listed Ningaloo Reef is one...

Legendary Fisherwoman Anne Mosness – American Shoreline Podcast

On this episode of the Catch Curve, Robert is joined by Anne Mosness, a pioneer fisherwomen and fisheries activist. They discuss her start as in the commercial wild salmon game and how she became...

New Study Shows How World’s Fisheries Are Connected By Ocean Currents

A new study published in the journal Science finds that the world’s marine fisheries form a single network, with over $10 billion worth of fish each year being caught in a country other than the one...

A Team Of Researchers Wants To Create Fuel And Plastic Out Of Ocean Bacteria

As they reproduce or perish, photosynthesizing bacteria, known as cyanobacteria, collectively release hundreds of millions of tonnes of liquid hydrocarbons into the ocean every year. Fortunately, for the wider ecosystem, other single-celled organisms are...