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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. 

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… 

Dec 10, 2014

CMAST’s Magnetic Resonance Imaging Facility: Our Newest Attraction

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 the magnet are limited only by our imagination and the size of the animal we can fit inside the machine.”… 

May 30, 2014

Successful Release of Hooked Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle

This sea turtle was incidentally caught on a hook and line by a recreational fisherman and was brought to CMAST by a NCWRC biologist to be examined by Dr. Emily Christiansen. The hook was deep in the esophagus and somewhat challenging to remove, but appeared to have caused minimal damage. Following the hook removal and… 

May 14, 2014

NC State CVM Students Visit CMAST for Fish Medicine Selectives

Twenty-two first and second year veterinary students attended the Advanced Fish Medicine Selective, held at NCSU-CMAST for the first time in the last week in April. In past years, this one week intensive course has run at the NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine. Bringing the course to the coast has some great advantages: the aquatic…