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Aug 7, 2014

2014 CMAST Summer Fellows Give Presentations

On August 1st, the 2014 CMAST Summer Fellows gave their final presentations to an enthusiastic audience. There were three Fellows this year who worked on a trio of interesting projects. The CMAST Summer Fellows Program is a program for undergraduate students; in collaboration with a faculty advisor that matches their interests, each student: 1) identifies an independent study project…

Jun 23, 2014

CMAST’s Heather Broadhurst Receives Award

In a ceremony on the NCSU main campus in Raleigh on Monday, CMAST’s Heather Broadhurst was awarded the College of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Clinical Sciences, Sarah Joyner Memorial Staff Excellence Award. Heather began working as a technician for the Department of Clinical Sciences supporting the CVM’s research, field services practice and teaching at the NCSU…

Jun 20, 2014

CMAST Holds Open House to Announce New MMRI Facility & Other Programs

(Story by Mike Shutak, originally appearing in the Carteret County News-Times) One of the newest facilities at CMAST offers new opportunities for research, and new programs at the center offer new opportunities for learning and industry innovation.This was the message for those invited to an open house held June 20 at CMAST. The center invited…

May 30, 2014

Successful Release of Hooked Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle

This sea turtle was incidentally caught on a hook and line by a recreational fisherman and was brought to CMAST by a NCWRC biologist to be examined by Dr. Emily Christiansen. The hook was deep in the esophagus and somewhat challenging to remove, but appeared to have caused minimal damage. Following the hook removal and…

May 22, 2014

CMAST Saddened by Passing of Dr. Patricia McClellan-Green

CMAST is saddened by the passing of Professor of Toxicology Dr. Patricia McClellan-Green on May 18 due to complications from bacterial meningitis. “Pat McClellan-Green was an integral part of our CMAST family, and we are stunned and heartbroken over this loss, a loss which is both professional and personal. CMAST will not be the same…

May 14, 2014

NC State CVM Students Visit CMAST for Fish Medicine Selectives

Twenty-two first and second year veterinary students attended the Advanced Fish Medicine Selective, held at NCSU-CMAST for the first time in the last week in April. In past years, this one week intensive course has run at the NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine. Bringing the course to the coast has some great advantages: the aquatic…

Apr 18, 2014

Birds Receive Annual Exams at the Aquarium

The birds at the NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores (NCAPKS) recently received annual exams to evaluate their health status. The veterinary care for the Aquarium is routinely provided by Dr. Craig Harms and zoological medicine residents from the College of Veterinary Medicine based out of NCSU-CMAST. However, there are occasions for capitalizing on the…

Apr 16, 2014

Bucking Conventional Wisdom, Researchers Find Black Sea Bass Tougher Than Expected

In a new study, fisheries researchers from North Carolina State University found that black sea bass (Centropristis striata) can usually survive the physical trauma that results from being hauled up from deep water then released at the surface. The finding is part of a larger study of the fish’s mortality rate, which will inform stock…

Apr 10, 2014

Former CMAST Undergraduate Summer Scholar Accepted into NASA Program

It’s not every day an English-major-turned-food-scientist gets a chance to work with experts at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), but that’s the future for Ryan Dowdy, a 2013 CMAST undergraduate summer scholar. Ryan, who worked in the NC State Seafood Laboratory, has been accepted in the NASA National Space Biomedical Research Institute’s 2014 Summer…

Mar 11, 2014

Leatherback Sea Turtle Stranded in Atlantic Beach

On Saturday, March 8, a large sea turtle was reported stranded in Atlantic Beach, NC. Veterinarians and staff from NCSU-CMAST responded to find an adult female leatherback turtle in shallow surf just off the New Bern Street public beach access point. Leatherbacks are the largest of all sea turtles, and are very rarely seen nesting…