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Jul 14, 2016

Two CMASTers awarded CCA NC Scholarship

CCA NC Scholorship Chairman Bill Mandulak presented the 2016 CCA NC Scholorship recipients last week on behalf of the CCA NC Scholarship Committee. NCSU Center for Marine Sciences and Technology Graduate School Student Brendan Runde was presented a scholarship in the amount of $1500 in support of his projects involving the reduction of discard mortality…

Jun 24, 2016

Seafood Lab Summer

The NC Seafood Lab is excited about a program is being developed at East Carteret HS and Hatteras HS by Karen Amspacher, Director of the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum and Heritage Center on Harkers Island in Carteret County. It is an amazing story done well in our public schools! The video can be seen here: The Seafood…

Jun 23, 2016

Campers Explore Marine Sciences

[Reprinted from Carteret County News-Times, Cheryl Burke. Pictured, Dr. Vicky Thayer with the Marine Mammal Stranding Network teaches students how to assemble dolphin vertebrae Monday during the Brad Sneeden Marine Science Academy. (Cheryl Burke photo)] MOREHEAD CITY — Beaufort Middle School rising seventh-grader Jacob Wright wants to become a marine biologist. So does rising Broad…

May 17, 2016

“Josie” dolphin skeleton flies high!

“Josie,” a re-articulated bottlenose dolphin skeleton, is the newest addition to the CMAST family, now flying high in our lobby after a long journey from sea to ceiling. CMAST’s Dr. Vicky Thayer, Skeleton Crew Rearticulation Project Coordinator, saw the project through from inception to completion when it was mounted in the CMAST Lobby in May 2016.…

May 12, 2016

Semester @ CMAST

CMAST welcomed its inaugural cohort of undergraduate students for the 2016 Spring Semester@CMAST Program. With seed funding from the Provost’s Office, the Semester @ CMAST is the first-of-its-kind NC State commitment for a semester-long, academic coastal and marine program for a large class of undergraduate students, and offered courses taught by experts in their respective fields,…

May 11, 2016

Unmanned Surface Vehicle Launched

The construction of a custom-built Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) for NC State/CMAST was funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation, and will provide a robotic, shallow-water survey platform for seafloor and water quality mapping. Detailed knowledge of the near-shore environment is needed to assess the impacts of various activities and policies on aquatic habitats,…

May 6, 2016

Semester @ CMAST Final Projects

On May 5, we bid our Semester @ CMAST students a fond farewell. Before they left, however, came the really special part of their stay with us: Their final presentations for projects they completed while at CMAST. Following is a summary of the work that was done. The presentations were Powerpoints, videos, and speeches, followed…

May 5, 2016

McClellan-Green Honored

The CMAST Summer Fellows program was started and nurtured by Dr. Patricia McClellan Green for ten years, before her untimely death in 2014. To honor her and the profound effect she had on so many young students, NC State changed the name of the Summer Fellows program to the Dr. Patricia McClellan-Green Summer Fellows Program at…

Oct 13, 2015

Tag, You’re It!

“So, a gray triggerfish that’s caught and then thrown back for whatever reason, what sort of shot does that fish have of making it?” This is a question CMAST’s Brendan Runde asked hypothetically as he sat working on dozens of tags spread out in front of him, tags that will end up inside of fish…

Jul 20, 2015

The Past Uncovered

Scanning sonar from a scientific expedition has revealed the remains of a previously unknown shipwreck more than a mile deep off the North Carolina coast. Artifacts on the wreck indicate it might date to the American Revolution. Marine scientists from North Carolina State University, Duke University and the University of Oregon discovered the wreck on…