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Oct 20, 2022

CMAST conducts deep ocean research aboard Alvin

NC State University PhD student, Ian Grace and NC State Center for Marine Science and Technology (CMAST) research specialist, Melissa LaCroce, recently dove in the deep-sea submersible Alvin at methane seeps along the continental ridge in the Gulf of Mexico. Grace and LaCroce are pictured aboard the research vessel, Atlantis, in front of Alvin, which is famous… 

Oct 20, 2022

NC State College of Vet Med provides student training combined with community outreach

The NC State College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) Mobile Surgery Unit, headed by Dr. Kelli Ferris, was at the Center for Marine Sciences and Technology (CMAST) last weekend for veterinary student surgery training as a community outreach to provide cat spays and neuters. Drs. Ferris, Noger, and Cawlfield, along with John Ladner, brought the NC State CVM… 

Oct 19, 2022

NC Oyster Week

Join The NC State Center for Marine Sciences and Technology (CMAST) this week to celebrate Oyster Week in North Carolina! Last year, Governor Roy Cooper declared North Carolina Oyster Week (to be held in October each year), indicating what an important role oysters serve in the economy, culture, and ecology of our coastal communities. The proclamation… 

Oct 19, 2022

Dolphin Stranded at Emerald Isle

A yearling male bottlenose dolphin stranded on Emerald Isle was reported by Dale Baquer, Emerald Isle Sea Turtle Program Coordinator and Michael Panzarella, Emerald Isle Police Chief on Saturday morning. Dr. Vicky Thayer, NC Stranding Coordinator for NC Division of Marine Fisheries, Jill Sullivan, NC Stranding Assistant for NC Division of Marine Fisheries, NC State CMAST… 

Sep 14, 2022

Shark Awareness and Conservation

Ben Regester, a summer fellow at the NC State University Center for Marine Sciences and Technology (CMAST), spent his summer tracking sharks. Ben was part of a conservation team led by Dr. Carol Price, Instructor, NC State University and Conservation Research Coordinator, NC Aquariums, in an effort to track sand tiger shark sightings through Spot A Shark… 

Sep 14, 2022

NC State’s Johnna Brooks Earns Fellowship

Congratulations to Johnna Brooks, NC State PhD student, on her award as a 2022 National Marine Fisheries Service Joint Fellowship Recipient! The NMFS-Sea Grant Joint Fellowship program supports PhD students studying population and ecosystem dynamics and marine resource economics. According to the Sea Grant/NOAA Fisheries, these fellowships focus on “training the next generation of specialized experts… 

Aug 10, 2022

The Coastal Reserve welcomes Margaret A. Davidson Fellow recipient, Daniel Bowling

Reprinted from North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality. The North Carolina Coastal Reserve & National Estuarine Research Reserve welcomes NOAA Margaret A. Davidson Fellow recipient Daniel Bowling, a PhD student at North Carolina State University, to the Reserve. Through this fellowship, Daniel will assess the effectiveness of using remote sensing to monitor intertidal oyster habitat.… 

Jul 11, 2022

Do Red Snapper Respond to Baited Traps?

(Reposted from Hook, Line & Science, courtesy of Scott Baker and Sara Mirabilio, North Carolina Sea Grant. ) A recent study reveals which fish are more likely to approach bait.The federal government will open the recreational Red Snapper Season in federal waters for just two days this year: July 8 and 9. Despite requirements designed… 

Jun 27, 2022

CMAST’s Role in the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament

If you’re from Eastern North Carolina, you probably know that The Annual Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament is a large sport fishing event in which anglers compete to land blue marlin, dolphinfish, yellowfin tuna, and wahoo. However, have you ever wondered what happens to the fish these anglers catch? After the fish are weighed in… 

Jun 27, 2022

Brutal season for farmed oyster mortality along NC coast

Reprinted from Coastal Review Written by Lena Beck Researchers and shellfish growers say that this season has been rife with mass oyster die-offs. Exact triggers for these oyster mortality events are highly variable and are the subject of ongoing research. Bob Rheault, executive director of the East Coast Shellfish Growers Association, told Coastal Review these…