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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

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… 

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… 

Apr 3, 2017

Stranding Network Conducts Training on “Calvin”

(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 Museum, and UNC Wilmington, teamed up with marine salvage experts at TowBoatUS in Morehead City, to conduct a live-stranded, healthy whale… 

Jan 10, 2017

CMAST Bids Fond Farewell to Dr. David Green

  This article first appeared in the Department of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences Digest 2016, by Suzanne Standard. Ask most anyone involved in North Carolina’s seafood industry if they’ve crossed paths with Dr. David Green, and chances are the answer is yes. Green wears a number of hats–director of the NC State Seafood Laboratory, founder… 

May 17, 2016

“Josie” dolphin skeleton flies high!

“Josie,” a re-articulated bottlenose dolphin skeleton, is the newest addition to the CMAST family, now flying high in our lobby after a long journey from sea to ceiling. CMAST’s Dr. Vicky Thayer, Skeleton Crew Rearticulation Project Coordinator, saw the project through from inception to completion when it was mounted in the CMAST Lobby in May 2016.…