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Jun 19, 2024

The Role of CMAST in the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament

Last week, during the 66th Annual Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament, the NC State Center for Marine Sciences and Technology (CMAST) once again provided support behind the scenes.  While this well-known event provides an opportunity for anglers to compete in landing the largest blue marlin, dolphinfish, yellowfin tuna, and wahoo, it also boosts the local economy…

Jun 19, 2024

Second Study Abroad Class a Success

Thirteen NC State undergraduate students recently completed a Study Abroad course entitled: “Ecological and Geological Processes in an Immersive Scientific Diving Experience”. The semester-long course culminated in a 15-day study abroad experience on the Dutch Antilles Island of Bonaire.  Bonaire is well known for its superb diving, and the students were able to complete a broad range of diving experiences from…

Jun 7, 2024

CMAST/CVM staff Participate in Dolphin Health Assessment

Three NC State College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) and Center for Marine Sciences and Technology (CMAST) personnel had the privilege of participating in a dolphin health assessment catch-and-release event by the Sarasota Dolphin Research Program (SDRP) from May 13 – 24, 2024.  Dr. Craig Harms (CVM and CMAST, Clinical Sciences), Dr. Julie Balko (CVM, Anesthesiologist), and…

Jun 7, 2024

Students Participate in Bottlenose Dolphin Necropsy

Fifteen NC State undergraduates assisted Dr. Vicky Thayer (NC Marine Mammal Stranding Coordinator) with a necropsy of a subadult female bottlenose dolphin that stranded last weekin Emerald Isle. The necropsy took place on May 16 at the Center for Marine Sciences and Technology (CMAST). The Field Investigations of Coastal Processes students who took part included some…

May 7, 2024

NC State University Participates in Minke Whale Necropsy

Dr. Craig Harms (far right) of NC State University, recently led a minke whale necropsy near Corolla, NC.  Read more at Coastal Review, coastalreview.org.  Article and photo by Megan May.

Apr 30, 2024

Marsha Sirkin Chosen as Director of Science House, Coastal Satellite Office

North Carolina State University’s Center for Marine Sciences and Technology (CMAST) welcomes Marsha Sirkin in her new position as Director of the Coastal Satellite Office of the Science House. Sirkin joins the NC State CMAST/Science House family with a wealth of expertise, including her connections with the Carteret County and North Carolina Public School Systems and…

Apr 24, 2024

Semester at CMAST Students Head Start Endangered Gopher Frogs

Two NC State Semester at CMAST students, Rhianna Absher and Morgan Cumberland, are head starting endangered Gopher Frogs this spring.  Rhianna is leading the Gopher Frog Headstarting project under the mentorship of Dr. Carol Price, NC State University instructor and conservation research coordinator for NC Aquariums. Rhianna is a third-year undergraduate student majoring in environmental science, with…

Apr 17, 2024

Landaverde Selected for Global One Health Fellowship

Congratulations to Andrea Landaverde, NC State University PhD student in the Department of Biological Sciences, who has been selected as a 2024-2025 Global One Health Fellow at NC State University!   As a Global One Health Fellow, Landaverde will receive a $34,000 stipend, insurance, and tuition. According to The Global One Health Fellows website, the program, “Brings together…

Apr 16, 2024

CMAST Seafood Lab Develops Boudin Sausage Recipe for Area Processing Company

The NC State Seafood Lab at the Center of Marine Sciences and Technology has been working on a project titled, “Adding Value to Smoked Salmon Byproducts,” obtained from a local seafood processor.  In this project, the Seafood Lab has been creating a recipe for Boudin sausage, using smoked salmon by products from ACME Smoked Fish Company.…

Apr 16, 2024

CMAST Hosts Annual Oyster Roast

On Saturday, April 13 the NC State Center for Marine Sciences and Technology successfully hosted its 7th annual oyster roast. According to Dr. David Eggleston, director ofCMAST, nearly 180 people attended the event. Eggleston welcomed the crowd and NC State Chancellor Randy Woodson gave a brief campus update. Participants enjoyed home-grown oysters from several oyster companies, including…