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Feb 22, 2023

Creating Solutions for the Global Blue Economy 2023

NC State has announced that it will hold its second annual two-day workshop on Creating Solutions for a Global Blue Economy March 3 – 4 on the campus of Carteret Community College.  Workshop  participants will learn about innovation and entrepreneurship in support of the ocean-based (blue) economy, led by NC State faculty along with featured industry experts.… 

Feb 9, 2023

Summer Intern Applications Open!

The NC State Center for Marine Sciences and Technology (CMAST) is now accepting applications for summer intern programs. These programs provide great opportunities for undergraduate students to receive a paid internship while doing hands-on research with faculty and graduate students at CMAST. Each student intern will: -Design a summer research project addressing current issues in marine… 

Feb 8, 2023

2023 Semester at CMAST Cohort

The NC State University Center for Marine Sciences and Technology welcomes a new group of  students to its Semester at CMAST program!  Now in its eighth year, Semester a CMAST is an academic, experiential learning experience that provides opportunities for select NC State undergraduate students to study coastal and marine sciences from CMAST in Morehead City.   … 

Dr. Craig Harms is pictured during the recovery of the right whale at the Morehead City Port

Feb 8, 2023

CMAST Scientists and Partners Respond to Right Whale Calf Mortality in Morehead City

A North Atlantic right whale (Eubalaena glacialis) calf was reported alive on 3 January 2023 between Radio Island and the Rachel Carson Estuarine Research Reserve at approximately 0800h. The Clearwater Marine Aquarium Research Institute (CMARI) aerial team spotted the whale near the Morehead City Port at about 1000h and alerted K. Rittmaster (Bonehenge) who was… 

Jan 18, 2023

Dolphin Stranding on Atlantic Beach

An adult male bottlenose dolphin recently stranded on Atlantic Beach was reported to Dr. Vicky Thayer, North Carolina Marine Mammal Stranding director and NC Division of Marine Fisheries Conservation biologist, who responded with Dr. Craig Harms, Professor, NC State Department of Clinical Sciences/College of Veterinary Medicine at the Center for Marine Sciences and Technology (CMAST), and… 

Spanish-speaking workers attend Sanitation and safety training at Pamlico Packing Company.

Jan 11, 2023

Seafood processing sanitation and safety training offered in Spanish

The NC State Seafood Lab at the Center for Marine Sciences and Technology (CMAST) recently conducted its first sanitation and safety training video in Spanish.  The project, titled, “Development of sanitation and safety training videos for the Spanish speaking seafood processing industry community,” was funded by NC Sea Grant.   CMAST Seafood Lab director, Alex Chouljenko, research… 

Kalle Simpson

Jan 9, 2023

Simpson is selected for Climate Leaders Program

Congratulations to Kalle Simpson, who is a student in the College of Veterinary Medicine as part of the Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology Program at NC State University, and her mentor, Dr. Tal Ben-Horin, CVM, Center for Marine Sciences and Technology (CMAST) for being selected to participate in the 2023 cohort of the Kenan Institute for… 

Matt Damiano synthesizing data using an MSE tool

Dec 14, 2022

Fisheries management strategy article published

Congratulations to CMAST researchers Matt Damiano, Jie Cao, and Alex Rocco, along with Bethany Wager, Kyle W. Shertzer, and Grant D. Murray for their recently published article, “Integrating information from semi-structured interviews into management strategy evaluation: A case study for Southeast United States marine fisheries”, published in Frontiers in Marine Science.This article is one of… 

A cold-stunned sea turtle being assessed at CMAST.

Dec 9, 2022

International Day of Veterinary Medicine

Join the NC State Center for Marine Sciences and Technology (CMAST) in recognizing its staff veterinarians today during the International Day of Veterinary Medicine.  CMAST veterinarians include:  Drs. Craig Harms, Michael Stoskopf, Maria Serrano, Nick Dannemiller (Zoological Medicine Resident), Emily Christiansen (NC Aquariums/CMAST), and Lori Westmoreland (NC Aquariums/CMAST).  The CMAST Aquatic Animal Health group, led by… 

Caroline is pictured here with her poster at the @ncseagrant conference.

Nov 15, 2022

CMAST Research Technician earns poster award

Congratulations to NC State student and research technician at the Center for Marine Sciences and Technology (CMAST), Caroline Branan, who recently received honorable mention for her poster presentation, “The use of drones in quantifying large marine debris distribution in microtidal marshes,” at the North Carolina Coastal Conference hosted by North Carolina Sea Grant.   Caroline presented work she’s…