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Spanish-speaking workers attend Sanitation and safety training at Pamlico Packing Company.

Jan 11, 2023

Seafood processing sanitation and safety training offered in Spanish

The NC State Seafood Lab at the Center for Marine Sciences and Technology (CMAST) recently conducted its first sanitation and safety training video in Spanish.  The project, titled, “Development of sanitation and safety training videos for the Spanish speaking seafood processing industry community,” was funded by NC Sea Grant.   CMAST Seafood Lab director, Alex Chouljenko, research… 

Kalle Simpson

Jan 9, 2023

Simpson is selected for Climate Leaders Program

Congratulations to Kalle Simpson, who is a student in the College of Veterinary Medicine as part of the Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology Program at NC State University, and her mentor, Dr. Tal Ben-Horin, CVM, Center for Marine Sciences and Technology (CMAST) for being selected to participate in the 2023 cohort of the Kenan Institute for… 

Matt Damiano synthesizing data using an MSE tool

Dec 14, 2022

Fisheries management strategy article published

Congratulations to CMAST researchers Matt Damiano, Jie Cao, and Alex Rocco, along with Bethany Wager, Kyle W. Shertzer, and Grant D. Murray for their recently published article, “Integrating information from semi-structured interviews into management strategy evaluation: A case study for Southeast United States marine fisheries”, published in Frontiers in Marine Science.This article is one of… 

A cold-stunned sea turtle being assessed at CMAST.

Dec 9, 2022

International Day of Veterinary Medicine

Join the NC State Center for Marine Sciences and Technology (CMAST) in recognizing its staff veterinarians today during the International Day of Veterinary Medicine.  CMAST veterinarians include:  Drs. Craig Harms, Michael Stoskopf, Maria Serrano, Nick Dannemiller (Zoological Medicine Resident), Emily Christiansen (NC Aquariums/CMAST), and Lori Westmoreland (NC Aquariums/CMAST).  The CMAST Aquatic Animal Health group, led by… 

Caroline is pictured here with her poster at the @ncseagrant conference.

Nov 15, 2022

CMAST Research Technician earns poster award

Congratulations to NC State student and research technician at the Center for Marine Sciences and Technology (CMAST), Caroline Branan, who recently received honorable mention for her poster presentation, “The use of drones in quantifying large marine debris distribution in microtidal marshes,” at the North Carolina Coastal Conference hosted by North Carolina Sea Grant.   Caroline presented work she’s… 

Oct 20, 2022

NC State College of Vet Med provides student training combined with community outreach

The NC State College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) Mobile Surgery Unit, headed by Dr. Kelli Ferris, was at the Center for Marine Sciences and Technology (CMAST) last weekend for veterinary student surgery training as a community outreach to provide cat spays and neuters. Drs. Ferris, Noger, and Cawlfield, along with John Ladner, brought the NC State CVM… 

Oct 20, 2022

CMAST conducts deep ocean research aboard Alvin

NC State University PhD student, Ian Grace and NC State Center for Marine Science and Technology (CMAST) research specialist, Melissa LaCroce, recently dove in the deep-sea submersible Alvin at methane seeps along the continental ridge in the Gulf of Mexico. Grace and LaCroce are pictured aboard the research vessel, Atlantis, in front of Alvin, which is famous… 

Oct 19, 2022

NC Oyster Week

Join The NC State Center for Marine Sciences and Technology (CMAST) this week to celebrate Oyster Week in North Carolina! Last year, Governor Roy Cooper declared North Carolina Oyster Week (to be held in October each year), indicating what an important role oysters serve in the economy, culture, and ecology of our coastal communities. The proclamation… 

Oct 19, 2022

Dolphin Stranded at Emerald Isle

A yearling male bottlenose dolphin stranded on Emerald Isle was reported by Dale Baquer, Emerald Isle Sea Turtle Program Coordinator and Michael Panzarella, Emerald Isle Police Chief on Saturday morning. Dr. Vicky Thayer, NC Stranding Coordinator for NC Division of Marine Fisheries, Jill Sullivan, NC Stranding Assistant for NC Division of Marine Fisheries, NC State CMAST… 

Sep 14, 2022

Shark Awareness and Conservation

Ben Regester, a summer fellow at the NC State University Center for Marine Sciences and Technology (CMAST), spent his summer tracking sharks. Ben was part of a conservation team led by Dr. Carol Price, Instructor, NC State University and Conservation Research Coordinator, NC Aquariums, in an effort to track sand tiger shark sightings through Spot A Shark…