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Apr 3, 2017

Stranding Network Conducts Training on “Calvin”

(pictured, Simulated sedation of “Calvin”,. the 22′ inflatable whale used for training) Members of the NC Marine Mammal Stranding Network from NC State CMAST, NC Division of Marine Fisheries, the NC Aquariums, the NC Maritime Museum, and UNC Wilmington, teamed up with marine salvage experts at TowBoatUS in Morehead City, to conduct a live-stranded, healthy whale… 

Feb 27, 2017

Invasive and Native Marsh Grasses May Provide Similar Benefits to Protected Wetlands

Photo above: From left to right, Katelyn Theuerkauf (NC State), Samantha Godwin (NC Coastal Reserve) and Brandon Puckett (NC Coastal Reserve) deploy stakes to monitor marsh erosion at Currituck Banks Reserve. Photo: Seth Theuerkauf (Reprinted from NC State website, (https://news.ncsu.edu/2017/02/invasive-marsh-grass/), by Tracey Peake An invasive species of marsh grass that spreads, kudzu-like, throughout North American wetlands, may provide similar… 

Jan 10, 2017

CMAST Bids Fond Farewell to Dr. David Green

  This article first appeared in the Department of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences Digest 2016, by Suzanne Standard. Ask most anyone involved in North Carolina’s seafood industry if they’ve crossed paths with Dr. David Green, and chances are the answer is yes. Green wears a number of hats–director of the NC State Seafood Laboratory, founder… 

Oct 12, 2016

CMAST’s Stoskopf Wins Lifetime Achievement Award

Story by ~Jordan Bartel/NC State Veterinary Medicine Michael Stoskopf was still a student at Colorado State University when he attended his first American Association of Zoo Veterinarians meeting in Atlanta. And now, 42 years later, Stoskopf returned to the city this summer to accept the AAZV’s Lifetime Achievement Award. The professor of aquatics, wildlife and zoological… 

Sep 8, 2016

Seth Theuerkauf wins NC Sea Grant / NC Space Grant Joint Award

(Reprinted from www.seagrant.ncsu.edu) Lindsey Smart and Seth Theuerkauf are recipients of graduate research fellowships offered jointly by North Carolina Sea Grant and North Carolina Space Grant. The fellowship, inaugurated this year, offers graduate students across the state support for research within North Carolina’s nearshore environs and coastal watersheds. Their research projects will use relevant measurement instruments and/or remote-sensing… 

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,…