Making a Difference in Food Safety Training

December 10, 2014 | CMAST

Members of a project team, led by Dr. David Green (CMAST, Seafood Laboratory), are making their mark nationally in an effort to establish an integrated food safety system for the US Food and Drug Administration.…

Can Fish Shape Predict Optimal Mesh Size in Traps

December 10, 2014 | CMAST

Minimum fish size limits have increased several times over the history of the commercial trap fishery for black sea bass in ocean waters off the US South Atlantic states. However, minimum trap mesh size limits…

AAAS Finds CMAST Occupies Unique Niche

December 10, 2014 | CMAST

(DEC 10, 2014) The American Association for the Advancement of Science Research Competitiveness Program (AAAS) recently found that CMAST, along with other UNC System marine science programs, occupied a unique niche and served a distinct…

The Science House @ CMAST: Outreach Takes a Leap Forward!

December 10, 2014 | CMAST

Education outreach is alive, well, and moving forward at CMAST this year. CMAST now houses an outreach office of NC State’s College of Sciences, The Science House @ CMAST, headed up by Dr. Pat Curley.…

CMAST’s Magnetic Resonance Imaging Facility: Our Newest Attraction

December 10, 2014 | CMAST

CMAST’s new Marine Magnetic Resonance Facility (MMRF) went online in July 2014, allowing marine scientists to study marine life on a whole new level. According to the project director, Dr. Michael Stoskopf, “The applications for…

CMAST Explores the Deepest of the Deep

December 8, 2014 | CMAST

Scientists plunged more than 6,500 feet in the submarine Alvin to investigate the underwater communities that thrive among methane gas bubbles and seeping hydrogen sulfide in the Gulf of Mexico. Activated floodlights revealed the mysterious…

Stranding Team Responds to Bottlenose Dolphin Stranding on Ocracoke

December 4, 2014 | CMAST

The DMF/CMAST stranding team responded to the stranding of a bottlenose dolphin early Monday morning. The team, led by Dr. Vicky Thayer of NC DMF/CMAST, took the 7 am ferry to Ocracoke to meet Cape…

Boat Donation Increases the Fleet

December 1, 2014 | CMAST

The CMAST facility and its programs are very grateful to Dr. Rick Weisler of Raleigh, NC for the donation of a 26-ft. Regulator center console boat. This boat will facilitate CMAST research programs offshore, such…

Dr. Pat Curley, Director of The Science House @ CMAST, named Outstanding Veteran of the Year

November 21, 2014 | CMAST

Each year, the city of Jacksonville North Carolina seeks nominations from local veterans groups to recognize the area’s “outstanding veteran of the year.” Those nominated, and selected, receive a Veteran of the Year certificate and…

The Science House @ CMAST Kicks off a Fabulous Winter

November 21, 2014 | CMAST

The Science House @ CMAST is rounding out 2014 with activities and plans for the coming year. Science House Director Dr. Pat Curley has been elected as the Eastern Section Chair for the Environmental Educators of…