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Sarah examines stomachs for potential microplastics

Jul 10, 2023

CMAST Summer Fellow Researches Microplastics in Dolphins and Fish

Sarah Smith, a 2023 NC State Semester at CMAST student, has returned to CMAST as a summer fellow to continue working on a student research project from the spring.  Sarah is working with deceased dolphins from strandings and various fish to determine what types of microplastics are in their stomachs and where these microplastics originate.  Explaining…

Aug 12, 2020

Faculty Focus: Buckel Inducted into Research Leadership Academy

CMAST's Jeff Buckel studies populations of economically and ecologically important fishes. Recently he was recognized by the NC State ORI for his excellent research and mentorship.

Apr 17, 2020

Marine Science Students Continue Studies Amid Outbreak

While marine science students’ fieldwork has been put on hold due to the coronavirus outbreak, their learning continues

May 30, 2019

CMAST Partners With Surf City’s Sea Turtle Hospital

At the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center, Dr. Craig Harms is making the rounds before his patients get discharged from the hospital.

May 29, 2019

CMAST and NOAA Study Leatherback Sea Turtle for Protected Species Program

The Marine Health Program at NC State Center for Marine Sciences and Technology (CMAST) recently took part in 10 days of field work off the North Carolina coast to study leatherback sea turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) migratory patterns, movements, and health status.

Aug 30, 2017

Spotlight on our Students

Graduate students and CVM residents are a big part of CMAST. In this article, we highlight a few of our rising stars.

Aug 30, 2017

Second Annual “Semester at CMAST” a Success

CMAST was pleased to welcome our second annual Semester at CMAST students for the 2017 spring semester. Semester at CMAST is the first-of-its-kind NC State commitment for a semester-long, academic coastal and marine program for a large class of undergraduate students, and offers courses taught by experts in their respective fields as well as courses not…

Jun 27, 2017

WhaleScale Hits Apple App Store

WhaleScale – an app for estimating the weight of stranded cetaceans (dolphins and whales) from their length in order to inform decision-making during management of stranding events – is now available for free download to iPhones through the App Store. WhaleScale was developed by Craig Harms (NC State), and Kerry Wischusen and Leslie Hart (College of…

May 19, 2017

Spotlight on Jacob Krause

CMAST is excited to launch a new feature in our newsletter where we will be highlighting our graduate students and residents working at CMAST. This month we interview Jacob Krause. Describe the path that led you here. I have always been fascinated with water. That fascination lead me to work at a bait shop on a…

May 19, 2017

CMAST Coastal Quarters Opens

CMAST’s new residential facility, CMAST Coastal Quarters, officially opened this spring with the second class of the annual Semester @ CMAST program. The need for housing to support visiting faculty, undergraduates, and staff was part of the original vision for CMAST while it was still in the conceptual stage in the 1990’s. The lack of…