A juvenile sea turtle receives medical assistance at CMAST.

A juvenile sea turtle receives medical assistance at CMAST.

The Aquatic Animal Health group is led by Dr. Craig Harms, and performs investigations of marine mammal and sea turtle morbidity and mortality, identifies novel pathogens and parasites of aquatic animals, and conducts clinically-applied research aimed at improving health and welfare of captive aquatic animals.

Some specific examples in NC include:

Some specific examples outside NC include:

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Dolphin Surfacing

Photo by Vicky Thayer

Extension and Outreach

The Marine Animal Health group, directed by Dr. Craig Harms, delivers veterinary care to the NC Aquariums at Roanoke Island, Pine Knoll Shores, and Fort Fisher, the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center on Topsail Island, and university field laboratories such as the Pamlico Aquaculture Facility in Aurora, NC.

Some specific examples in NC include:

Some specific examples outside NC include: