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Jun 1, 2022

CMAST Offers New Summer Program for Local High School Students

North Carolina State University’s Center for Marine Sciences and Technology (CMAST) ishosting a five-day summer research experience for rising 11th and 12th grade Carteret County high school students. The program, called Creating Awareness of Agriculture and Life Sciences Disciplines, Degree Programs, and Discoveries (CMAST-CAALS 3-D), will be held from July 18-22. Participating students will spend… 

May 31, 2022

A School of Fishes

At NC State’s Center for Marine Sciences and Technology in Morehead City, 18 veterinary medicine students get hands-on experience operating on fish. Do fish sleep? Yes, when properly anesthetized. And that’s the goal of a unique one-week selective class taught annually by NC State professors Craig Harms and Gregory Lewbart at the Center for Marine Sciences and… 

May 26, 2022

Seafood Lab Researches Methods to Extend Shelf Life of Shrimp

The NC State University Seafood Lab at CMAST has been working with four undergraduate students on a research project to develop a pickled shrimp product to evaluate the quality and safety of a process to preserve raw shrimp. Alex Chouljenko, director of the CMAST seafood lab, and Greg Bolton, research assistant, designed and led the study.… 

May 26, 2022

Dr. Carol Price Receives NC State University Sustainability Award

The NC State University Sustainability Council has selected Dr. Carol Seals Price, instructor at The Center for Marine Sciences and Technology (CMAST), and Conservation Research Coordinator at NC Aquariums, as the recipient of this year’s Faculty Sustainability award. The purpose of the award is to acknowledge a faculty member who exemplifies sustainability through their work on… 

Jul 9, 2021

Seagrass Decline Affects More Than The Environment

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Jul 9, 2021

CMAST Summer Fellows 2021.

We are excited to welcome our 2021 CMAST Summer Fellows. From left to right: Paddington Mbumbgwa, Samai Bhojwani, Mikayla Beeson, Stewart Hopper, John Brooks, and Hailey Schmidt. Their summer research projects range from studying bay scallop ecology, to distribution and abundance of fish and crabs in relation to dredging in Beaufort Inlet, to creating new… 

Jul 9, 2021

Semester At CMAST Students Spring 2021

It was bittersweet to say goodbye to our amazing 2021 class of Semester At CMAST undergraduates. This group of 16 undergraduates took a suite of unique marine sciences courses only offered at CMAST, and participated in a broad range of research and internship projects, as well as hands-on field trips. 

Jul 6, 2021

Three Sciences Faculty Honored With University Professorships

By McKenna Veca Three faculty members in the College of Sciences at NC State have been honored by the university with professorships of distinction that recognize top scholarly work. Karen Daniels of the Department of Physics, David Eggleston of the Department of Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, and Carolyn Mattingly of the Department of Biological Sciences… 

Jun 30, 2021

Hum, Crackle, Knock: Monitoring Reef Habitats in Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary

By Leila Hatch Listening to the sounds on a coral reef provides a wealth of information to researchers studying reef ecosystem health over time. In Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, listening with underwater microphones (hydrophones) is helping scientists learn about how people use reef areas, as well as how invertebrates, fishes, and marine mammals are… 

May 10, 2021

Recovery Following Natural Disasters

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASETracey Clavelina oblonga, an invasive marine fouling species, not only reduces diversity in communities it invades, it also interferes in their recovery following natural disasters – a process known as “succession.” Succession refers to how an ecosystem recovers after a disturbance or natural disaster – does the system come back more or…