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Barbados Marine Species: Carlisle Bay

February 20, 2018

On this episode of Global Ocean TV, we dive down to the bottom of Carlisle Bay, Barbados with Barbados Dive Blue to explore some of the incredible marine life found at a local shipwreck. From snappers and wrasses to wide array of corals found here, we hope to inspire you to get out there and witness the beauty of the ocean for yourself.

Produced/shot/edited by Brian Yurasits, The TerraMar Project

Special thanks to Barbados Dive Blue

Music – You Got This Dan Phillipson

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Global Ocean TV: How to Properly Release a Fish

December 1, 2017

Ever wonder how to properly release a fish after you’ve caught it? There are a few techniques and etiquettes that fishermen follow to minimize the harm done when releasing a fish back into the water. Here, we spent a day out off of Long Island, NY in the Atlantic Ocean fishing for Tautog (Blackfish). These bottom-dwelling reef fish that are slow-growing, and easily overfished since they congregate around bottom structures (wrecks, reefs, etc). It’s important to minimize the harm done to by-catch, and to follow the size and catch limits for these animals when out fishing, so that the future of their population can continue to thrive in these waters.

The techniques used here aren’t specific to Tautog (Blackfish), but can be followed when fishing for any recreational species of fish.

Produced by The TerraMar Project

Shot/Directed/Edited by Brian Yurasits

Music –

American Legend

Olive Musique

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Featuring: Anthony Kritis – Local Fisherman

The TerraMar Project

Global Ocean TV Episode 53 – Shinnecock Bay Restoration Program

October 27, 2017

A day on the water with Shinnecock Bay Restoration Program.

Produced by The TerraMar Project

Shot/Directed/Edited by Brian Yurasits

Music –

You Got This Dan Phillipson

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Featuring: Paul Tompkins- Postdoctoral Associate, ShiRP

Rachel Silver- Outreach Coordinator, ShiRP

John Bohorquez- Ph.D. Candidate

Carolina Chong- ShiRP Volunteer

Lauren Ralbovsky- ShiRP Volunteer

James Macdonald- ShiRP Volunteer

Erin Carlino – Undergraduate Intern, ShiRP

The TerraMar Project

United Nations General Assembly 2017

October 5, 2017

This September 2017, the United Nations General Assembly met in New York City to provide a unique forum for multilateral discussion of the full spectrum of international issues covered by the Charter. The TerraMar Project attended to capture the conversation around the health of our world’s oceans and action being taken to promote SDG 14.

Produced by The TerraMar Project

Shot/Directed/Edited by Brian Yurasits

Additional Cinematography by Ben Potter

Music –

Bluetopia/Ryan Carlson

Special Thanks-

SDG Media Zone

Kerry Bannigan

Megan McAstocker

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Ms. Gabriele Goettsche-Wanli: Director, Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea

Zach Donovan: Local Surfer, TerraMar Volunteer

Mikey Glasser: Local Fisherman, TerraMar Volunteer

Ms. Amina J. Mohammed: UN Deputy Secretary-General

The Green Teen Team

Lea d’Auriol: Founder, Oceanic Global

Sergio A. Fernandez de Cordova: The PVBLIC Foundation

Jens Lievens: Co-Founder, ConservaCoin

Amir Dossal: Executive Director, UN Office for Partnerships

Dr. Jamison Ervin: Manager, UNDP Global Programme on Nature and Development

Dr. Iyabo Ojikutu: Author, Permanent Happiness

Bella’s Challenge

The TerraMar Project

Webinar: Why the Oceans Should be Your Next Movement

September 28, 2017

Brian Yurasits from TerraMar Project makes the case to take action for the Oceans. John Toner from Information for Action introduces their platform to link news and action.

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A Look Back At Summer 2017 With Information for Action

September 5, 2017

At this year’s New York Surf Week, The TerraMar Project linked up with our partners at Information for Action to discuss how everyday people can help to make the oceans a cleaner place.

Connect the news you read about today with real actions to be taken near you by checking out IFA at: http://www.informationforaction.org/

And take our pledge to help save our world’s oceans by visiting us at: www.theterramarproject.org/pledge


Produced by: Information for Action

Shot and Edited by: Emily Thomas

Featuring: Brian Yurasits – Director of Development, The TerraMar Project

John Toner – Founder, Information for Action Will Skudin – Professional Surfer

Source: The TerraMar Project

How I Sea: Kanaloa Seafood

August 21, 2017

The Hawaiian word, Kina’ole, means “doing the right thing, in the right way, at the right time, in the right place, to the right person, for the right reason, with the right feeling every time.”

Kanaloa takes pride in this as a company, and in working towards improving traceability and sustainability in the seafood industry.

Produced by The TerraMar Project

Shot / Directed / Edited by Sara Disraeli

Additional Cinematography by

Kanaloa Seafood : http://kanaloaseafood.com/

Kauai Shrimp : https://www.kauaishrimp.com/

Santa Barbara Mariculture : http://www.sbmariculture.com/



Don Disraeli


Randee Disraeli

The Terramar Project

The United Nations Ocean Conference

August 3, 2017

In June 2017, the United Nations hosted the first Ocean Conference to solidify a global approach for the management and conservation of the oceans.

The objective moving forward is Sustainability Development Goal 14: to conserve and responsibly use the oceans, seas, and marine resources for sustainable development.

Produced by Brian Yurasits and The Terra Mar Project

Shot / Directed / Edited by Ben Potter

Additional Cinematography by

Drew Maloney
Cole Yamane
James Katsipis
Nick Whelan

Music –

Benjamin James

Special Thanks –

Christine Dennison
Tim Taylor
Karolina Piotrowska

Mr. Sol P. Kaho’ohalahala
Acting Chair of the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Wahile National Marine Santuary

Ms. Lise Kingo
CEO and Executive Director, UN Global Compact

Ms. Marlene Moses
Permanent Representative of Nauru

Ms. Christine Dennison
Founder of Mad Dog Expeditions

Ms. Amina J. Mohammed
UN Deputy Secretary-General

Mr. Stefano Ciafani
Executive Director of Legambiente

Ms. Marina Zurkow
Media Artist

Karina Holden
Film Director

Dr. Douglas McCauley
Professor of Marine Science, UCSB

Mr. Anote Tong
Former President of Kiribati

Mr. Winiki Sage
President of the Economic, Social and Cultural Council of French Polynesia

Mr. Paul Holthus
President and CEO of World Ocean Council

Mr. Peter Thomson
President of the 71st session of the General Assembly

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How I Sea: New York Surf Week

July 25, 2017

The TerraMar Project recently participated in New York Surf Week 2017 at Long Beach, NY. This is a recap of the event, and perspectives from the organizations involved on local marine conservation issues.


Shot and Edited by Brian Yurasits – The TerraMar Project

Sign up today and take the pledge to help save our world’s oceans by visiting us at: www.theterramarproject.org/pledge

Will Skudin – NYSEA/Skudin Surf
Scott Esposito – Teton Gravity Research
Damien O’Halleran – Emerald Surfwear
Kieran Metkiff – NYSEA/Skudin Surf

New York Surf Week Expression Session
Balaram Stack
TJ Gumiela
Logan Hayes

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Global Ocean TV – Episode 52

April 27, 2017

Global Ocean TV, the official television channel of the world’s ocean, is brought to you by The TerraMar Project. Check out the transcript below for links to stories.


Welcome to Global Ocean TV, the official television channel of the world’s ocean. Brought to you by The TerraMar Project.

I’m today’s host, Brian Yurasits, and I’m excited to share the top ocean news from this past month with you.

Earth Day 2017 was this past weekend, and we at The TerraMar Project had the chance to participate in Boston’s March for Science.

It was clear in the signs people help up, that climate change was a pressing issue this Earth Day, but the oceans were also represented in full force. Over 70% of our Earth is ocean, and so Earth day is a time to really step back and focus on what we can do better to protect the health of our world’s oceans.

We asked some of the participants why they were marching, and what they believe is one thing people could change everyday to help save the planet. Here’s what they had to say…

This has been a busy past month in terms of victories for our world’s oceans and natural environments.

An Entire Ecosystem In India Has Now Been Granted Legal Rights As a Human:

An entire ecosystem in India has been given legal rights as a human. Initially declaring the Ganga and Yamuna Rivers as legal entities, the Indian Court has now granted rights to the entire ecosystem. This is a huge win for environmental justice around the world, and similar rulings have been made in New Zealand to protect the Whanganui River which is considered sacred by the Maori people who live there.

Manatees to be Removed From Endangered Species List, Reclassified as Threatened:

Florida Manatees are no longer an endangered species. These gentle giants have been downgraded to ‘threatened’ after three consecutive years of population rise.

Devil Rays Granted Worldwide Protection by CITES: And Genetic Tracking Could Help Catch Illegal Traders:

Devil rays have been granted worldwide protection by CITES. This means that it has become illegal to trade any part of a Devil Ray species across international borders. This is a huge step in preventing the illegal harvests of these animals.

Plan Approved to Round Up the Last Wild Vaquitas Into Protected ‘Sea Pens’:

Vaquitas are in trouble. With less than 60 of these tiny porpoises left in the wild, scientists and federal agencies are taking measures to round up the last remaining Vaquitas into wild pens where they will be protected from fishing nets.

Two-Thirds of the Great Barrier Reef has Been Affected by This Year’s Mass Coral Bleaching:

The Great Barrier Reef is in trouble. As you may have seen, two-thirds of the Great Barrier Reef has been affected by this year’s coral bleaching. This is the second year in a row that the reef has experienced a major bleaching, which is a serious threat, since the reefs need time to recover.

You can find these stories in The Daily Catch, and tune back in regularly for the best ocean, river, and lake news from around the world.

Thank you

Source: The TerraMar Project

Global Ocean TV – Episode 51 – The Marine Foundation

December 21, 2015

Global Ocean TV, the official television channel of the world’s ocean, is brought to you by The TerraMar Project. Check out the transcript below for links to stories.


Global Ocean TV, the official television channel of the world’s ocean, is brought to you by The TerraMar Project.

I’m today’s host, Celia Gregory, the Founder of the Marine Foundation.

The Marine Foundation is an international Eco arts organisation with a new approach to marine conservation where art is at the center and the catalyst for conservation, sustainable resource management and social change. We offer a visionary approach to restoring marine habitat through the creation of bespoke underwater sculptures designed with creative and scientific innovation. Interactive Eco art sustains the communities and marine ecosystems on which they depend. The artworks are coral and fish nurseries replenishing the seas with new life and therefore a way to creatively invest in the future health of our underwater habitat; pioneering a new arena for eco marine tourism.

We recently completed a project in Manado, Indonesia called “Underwater Love” that you can find in The Daily Catch.

Learn more about us at http://www.themarinefoundation.org or search The Marine Foundation on Facebook.

And now, here are today’s news stories:

The United States has joined with the EU and a range of other countries at COP21 in an effort to secure a final agreement. The so called “high ambition coalition” now comprises well over 100 countries from the rich and developing world.

While ocean energy has been relegated to wallflower status at COP21, somewhat ironically it will get the full blown Hollywood treatment just a couple of days after the talks finish, as part of the National Geographic Channel’s Breakthrough series on next-generation technology. The Breakthrough series finale, titled Water Apocalypse, is set to unspool this Sunday, December 13 at 9 pm EST and it features the ocean energy company Carnegie Wave Energy.

The cycle of warm and cold temperatures – which is caused by warm water from Australia spilling out across the Pacific Ocean – has already caused havoc across the world this year. Floods in the Indian city of Chennai last week – killing 269 people – are believed to have been caused by El Niño’s effect on the monsoon season.

Kangaroos occasionally like to take to swim when the heat is up Down Under, but catching a wallaby out at sea is very much out of the ordinary.

Economist and climate finance expert Torsten Thiele speaks with Charlotte Smith, offering his assessment of how the climate talks in Paris are shaping up for oceans.

You can find these stories in The Daily Catch, and tune back in regularly for the best river, lake, and ocean news from around the world.

Thank you.

NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries

Stunning Imagery Revealed of U.S. Navy Plane Downed During the Attack on Pearl Harbor

December 7, 2015

NOAA and University of Hawaii archaeologists conducted a detailed archaeological survey of a U.S. Navy PBY-5 Catalina airplane sunk during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941.

Coordinated by NOAA maritime archaeologist, Hans Van Tilburg, a team of students from the University of Hawaii Marine Option Program produced the first systematic photo and video documentation of the wreck site.

A view of the aircraft fuselage beginning at the bow, showing the open forward gunner’s turret, anchor well and cockpit.

The navigator’s window in the hull can be seen, covered with silt and marine growth.

The camera pans over the break in the fuselage, then left over the wing and engine nacelle (housing). An abundance of coral growth can be seen covering the wing, which is partially buried in sediment.

After reaching the wingtip, the camera turns around and heads back towards the fuselage down the trailing edge of the remaining wing, ending back at the bow.

Credit: NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries