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Jul 6, 2021

Three Sciences Faculty Honored With University Professorships

By McKenna Veca Three faculty members in the College of Sciences at NC State have been honored by the university with professorships of distinction that recognize top scholarly work. Karen Daniels of the Department of Physics, David Eggleston of the Department of Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, and Carolyn Mattingly of the Department of Biological Sciences… 

Jun 30, 2021

Hum, Crackle, Knock: Monitoring Reef Habitats in Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary

By Leila Hatch Listening to the sounds on a coral reef provides a wealth of information to researchers studying reef ecosystem health over time. In Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, listening with underwater microphones (hydrophones) is helping scientists learn about how people use reef areas, as well as how invertebrates, fishes, and marine mammals are… 

May 10, 2021

Recovery Following Natural Disasters

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASETracey Peaketracey_peake@ncsu.edu Clavelina oblonga, an invasive marine fouling species, not only reduces diversity in communities it invades, it also interferes in their recovery following natural disasters – a process known as “succession.” Succession refers to how an ecosystem recovers after a disturbance or natural disaster – does the system come back more or… 

Feb 24, 2021

Soundscape Reveals Resilient Reef Ecosystem

Written by  Tracey Peake A new study from North Carolina State University reveals that the soundscapes of coral reef ecosystems can recover quickly from severe weather events such as hurricanes. The work also demonstrates that non-invasive monitoring is an important tool in shedding further light on these key ecosystems. Soundscape ecology is a relatively new… 

Feb 22, 2021

Minke Whale Skeleton Exhumed

On December 23, 2018, a 20'6'" long juvenile female minke whale was reported stranded dead at Cape Lookout. A team from Cape Lookout National Seashore transported and assisted personnel from NC State, NC DMF, UNCW, and NCMM went out to necropsy the animal. The skeleton was buried for eventual rearticulation and display. 

Feb 19, 2021

NC State Oyster Showcase

Given that we could not hold our annual CMAST/Crystal Coast Oyster Roast in collaboration with the NC State University Alumni Association during Spring 2021, we hosted a virtual NC State Oyster Showcase with over 500 virtual participants. 

Dec 15, 2020

Semester at CMAST Covid-19 Regulations

CMAST is following COVID-19 regulations based on the NC State University guidelines that are designed to keep you safe and concentrated on your marine science experience at the coast! Your first stop for information should be on the NC State website, as CMAST is a part of the university and follows its rules for dealing with Covid-19.… 

Aug 12, 2020

Faculty Focus: Buckel Inducted into Research Leadership Academy

CMAST's Jeff Buckel studies populations of economically and ecologically important fishes. Recently he was recognized by the NC State ORI for his excellent research and mentorship. 

Apr 17, 2020

Marine Science Students Continue Studies Amid Outbreak

While marine science students’ fieldwork has been put on hold due to the coronavirus outbreak, their learning continues 

May 30, 2019

CMAST Partners With Surf City’s Sea Turtle Hospital

At the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center, Dr. Craig Harms is making the rounds before his patients get discharged from the hospital.