Terramar's The Daily Catch

Central America’s Oldest Marine Mammal Unearthed – A 20 Million Year Old Tusked Sea Cow

Steven Manchester didn’t set out to discover Central America’s oldest known marine mammal. He was hoping to find fossil plants. Manchester, curator of paleobotany at the Florida Museum of Natural History, had left a...

Earth Is 140 Years Away From Reaching Carbon Dioxide Levels Not Seen In 56 Million Years

Total human carbon dioxide emissions could match those of Earth’s last major greenhouse warming event in fewer than five generations, new research finds. A new study finds humans are pumping carbon dioxide into the atmosphere at...

Researchers Discover Commercially-Fished Tanner Crabs Use Deep Sea Methane Seeps As Food Source

Researchers have documented a group of tanner crabs vigorously feeding at a methane seep on the seafloor off British Columbia—one of the first times a commercially harvested species has been seen using this energy...

A Town-By-Town Guide To Banning Plastic Bags

Since plastic carryout bags were introduced in the 1960s, people have used trillions of them, and, for the most part, thrown them away. And whether they’re sitting in a landfill, hung up in a...

Changing Waters Podcast – Former President of Ireland, Mary Robinson

Welcome to the Changing Waters podcast, a new show on ASPN about the ocean, the people who depend on it, and the people who are working to keep it healthy. On this special inaugural...

North Carolina Fishing Boats Are Shifting North To New Jersey Because Of Climate Change

As the oceans warm in response to climate change, fishing boats in the Mid-Atlantic that focus on only one or two species of fish are traveling more than 250 miles farther north than they...

Legal Bill Would Grant Personhood Status To Lake Erie, Helping Fight Pollution

In early August 2014, Crystal Jankowski was late in her pregnancy and knew she was about due. In was hot and humid where she lived in Toledo, Ohio and she remembers just wanting to...

New Studies Show Ocean Acidification Harms Cod Larvae More Than Previously Thought

Acidification is, next to rising temperatures and dwindling oxygen concentrations, one of the major threats to marine life due to the changing global climate. Carbon dioxide concentrations in the atmosphere are rising and the...

Coney Island’s New York Aquarium – Adapting And Educating For An Ocean Friendly NY

I took the F train to Coney Island on New Year’s Day to pay a visit with some friends to the New York Aquarium. A long established institution with tired infrastructure, it was my...

Hungry Mice Are Attacking And Killing Adult Albatrosses On Land

Years ago, unsettling news emerged from the subantarctic: supersized mice were killing and eating chicks in one of the most important seabird colonies in the region. But according to the latest research, the mice’s carnage didn’t...