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Sep 14, 2022

Shark Awareness and Conservation

Ben Regester, a summer fellow at the NC State University Center for Marine Sciences and Technology (CMAST), spent his summer tracking sharks. Ben was part of a conservation team led by Dr. Carol Price, Instructor, NC State University and Conservation Research Coordinator, NC Aquariums, in an effort to track sand tiger shark sightings through Spot A Shark… 

Sep 14, 2022

NC State’s Johnna Brooks Earns Fellowship

Congratulations to Johnna Brooks, NC State PhD student, on her award as a 2022 National Marine Fisheries Service Joint Fellowship Recipient! The NMFS-Sea Grant Joint Fellowship program supports PhD students studying population and ecosystem dynamics and marine resource economics. According to the Sea Grant/NOAA Fisheries, these fellowships focus on “training the next generation of specialized experts… 

Aug 10, 2022

The Coastal Reserve welcomes Margaret A. Davidson Fellow recipient, Daniel Bowling

Reprinted from North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality. The North Carolina Coastal Reserve & National Estuarine Research Reserve welcomes NOAA Margaret A. Davidson Fellow recipient Daniel Bowling, a PhD student at North Carolina State University, to the Reserve. Through this fellowship, Daniel will assess the effectiveness of using remote sensing to monitor intertidal oyster habitat.… 

Jul 11, 2022

Do Red Snapper Respond to Baited Traps?

(Reposted from Hook, Line & Science, courtesy of Scott Baker and Sara Mirabilio, North Carolina Sea Grant. ) A recent study reveals which fish are more likely to approach bait.The federal government will open the recreational Red Snapper Season in federal waters for just two days this year: July 8 and 9. Despite requirements designed… 

Jun 27, 2022

CMAST’s Role in the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament

If you’re from Eastern North Carolina, you probably know that The Annual Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament is a large sport fishing event in which anglers compete to land blue marlin, dolphinfish, yellowfin tuna, and wahoo. However, have you ever wondered what happens to the fish these anglers catch? After the fish are weighed in… 

Jun 27, 2022

Brutal season for farmed oyster mortality along NC coast

Reprinted from Coastal Review Written by Lena Beck Researchers and shellfish growers say that this season has been rife with mass oyster die-offs. Exact triggers for these oyster mortality events are highly variable and are the subject of ongoing research. Bob Rheault, executive director of the East Coast Shellfish Growers Association, told Coastal Review these… 

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…