Amid the pandemic, researchers and educators at Carteret County institutions are using their labs’ 3D printers and plans available online to meet the expected need for personal protective equipment for first responders and health care workers.
Maria McDaniel, education and program director at the Greenville Science Center, left, listens as UNC Chapel Hill graduate students Alayna Mackiewicz, center, and Dana Lim discuss their lesson plan on magnetism and animal navigation last week during the eighth annual Scientific Research and Education Network, or SciREN, Coast event at the N.C. Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. Photo: Sarah Loftus
She nearly opted to major in linguistics, but Emily Christiansen, veterinarian for the N.C. Aquariums, instead chose biology and a career where she must understand ailing sea creatures and communicate with students and researchers.
Researchers at N.C. State’s Center for Marine Science and Technology have been studying caught and released fish to better estimate death rates and improve their odds for survival.
Researchers have developed an automated method that uses artificial intelligence and computer models to determine the species of whales photographed using drones and measure their length.
Visitors got an up-close and hands-on feel for the research that happens at the Duke University Marine Lab in Beaufort Saturday during the lab’s annual open house event.
During the Brad Sneeden Marine Science Academy last week, rising seventh through ninth graders joined in dissections, took behind-the-scenes tours and engaged in hands-on research while visiting the many Carteret County marine science institutions.