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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… 

Feb 24, 2021

Soundscape Reveals Resilient Reef Ecosystem

Written by  Tracey Peake A new study from North Carolina State University reveals that the soundscapes of coral reef ecosystems can recover quickly from severe weather events such as hurricanes. The work also demonstrates that non-invasive monitoring is an important tool in shedding further light on these key ecosystems. Soundscape ecology is a relatively new… 

Feb 22, 2021

Minke Whale Skeleton Exhumed

On December 23, 2018, a 20'6'" long juvenile female minke whale was reported stranded dead at Cape Lookout. A team from Cape Lookout National Seashore transported and assisted personnel from NC State, NC DMF, UNCW, and NCMM went out to necropsy the animal. The skeleton was buried for eventual rearticulation and display. 

Feb 19, 2021

NC State Oyster Showcase

Given that we could not hold our annual CMAST/Crystal Coast Oyster Roast in collaboration with the NC State University Alumni Association during Spring 2021, we hosted a virtual NC State Oyster Showcase with over 500 virtual participants.