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May 10, 2021

Recovery Following Natural Disasters

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASETracey Peaketracey_peake@ncsu.edu Clavelina oblonga, an invasive marine fouling species, not only reduces diversity in communities it invades, it also interferes in their recovery following natural disasters – a process known as “succession.” Succession refers to how an ecosystem recovers after a disturbance or natural disaster – does the system come back more or… 

Feb 24, 2021

Soundscape Reveals Resilient Reef Ecosystem

Written by  Tracey Peake A new study from North Carolina State University reveals that the soundscapes of coral reef ecosystems can recover quickly from severe weather events such as hurricanes. The work also demonstrates that non-invasive monitoring is an important tool in shedding further light on these key ecosystems. Soundscape ecology is a relatively new… 

Feb 22, 2021

Minke Whale Skeleton Exhumed

On December 23, 2018, a 20'6'" long juvenile female minke whale was reported stranded dead at Cape Lookout. A team from Cape Lookout National Seashore transported and assisted personnel from NC State, NC DMF, UNCW, and NCMM went out to necropsy the animal. The skeleton was buried for eventual rearticulation and display. 

Feb 19, 2021

NC State Oyster Showcase

Given that we could not hold our annual CMAST/Crystal Coast Oyster Roast in collaboration with the NC State University Alumni Association during Spring 2021, we hosted a virtual NC State Oyster Showcase with over 500 virtual participants.