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Aug 30, 2017

Second Annual “Semester at CMAST” a Success

CMAST was pleased to welcome our second annual Semester at CMAST students for the 2017 spring semester. Semester at 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 offers courses taught by experts in their respective fields as well as courses not… 

Jun 27, 2017

WhaleScale Hits Apple App Store

WhaleScale – an app for estimating the weight of stranded cetaceans (dolphins and whales) from their length in order to inform decision-making during management of stranding events – is now available for free download to iPhones through the App Store. WhaleScale was developed by Craig Harms (NC State), and Kerry Wischusen and Leslie Hart (College of… 

May 19, 2017

Spotlight on Jacob Krause

CMAST is excited to launch a new feature in our newsletter where we will be highlighting our graduate students and residents working at CMAST. This month we interview Jacob Krause. Describe the path that led you here. I have always been fascinated with water. That fascination lead me to work at a bait shop on a… 

May 19, 2017

CMAST Coastal Quarters Opens

CMAST’s new residential facility, CMAST Coastal Quarters, officially opened this spring with the second class of the annual Semester @ CMAST program. The need for housing to support visiting faculty, undergraduates, and staff was part of the original vision for CMAST while it was still in the conceptual stage in the 1990’s. The lack of… 

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…