Simulated sedation of "Calvin."

Stranding Network Conducts Training on “Calvin”

April 3, 2017 | CMAST

(pictured, Simulated sedation of “Calvin”,. the 22′ inflatable whale used for training) Members of the NC Marine Mammal Stranding Network from NC State CMAST, NC Division of Marine Fisheries, the NC Aquariums, the NC Maritime…

NC State CMAST Scientists Involved in Humane Response and Postmortem Examination of Stranded 700lb Leatherback Sea Turtle

March 8, 2015 | CMAST

[MARCH 10, 2015] (March 10, 2015) On Friday morning March 6th, a leatherback sea turtle was found near Rodanthe, barely alive and half buried in sand. A team from Cape Hatteras National Seashore headed by…

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…

Leatherback Sea Turtle Stranded in Atlantic Beach

March 11, 2014 | CMAST

On Saturday, March 8, a large sea turtle was reported stranded in Atlantic Beach, NC. Veterinarians and staff from NCSU-CMAST responded to find an adult female leatherback turtle in shallow surf just off the New…

Pelican Patched up at CMAST

January 17, 2014 | CMAST

On Wednesday, January 15th, 2014, a juvenile brown pelican was witnessed by Carteret Community College students and staff exhibiting abnormal behavior. CMAST staff from NCSU-CVM were contacted to observe and examine the bird. Veterinarians Dr. Emily…

Stranding Team Responds to Ocean Sunfish Stranding

December 16, 2013 | CMAST

On December 15, Dr. Vicky Thayer received a live stranding report of a “black dolphin or black whale” off Lola Drive in Cedar Island. The report was that it was “alive and dolphin-like.” The Stranding…