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Mote battles unprecedented threat to Florida’s coral reefs; extinction a threat

Mote battles unprecedented threat to Florida’s coral reefs; extinction a threat

Florida’s coral reefs are facing an unprecedented, deadly and rapidly spreading coral disease outbreak — putting them at risk of functional extinction.

April 15, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Mote, Netflix focus on coral health

Mote, Netflix focus on coral health

The filmmakers focus on coral bleaching and death caused by increased water temperatures, which are driven in large part by human activities adding carbon dioxide to Earth’s atmosphere.

August 3, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

New study: Could acidifying oceans slow down coral disease?

New study: Could acidifying oceans slow down coral disease?

Coral reefs face intensifying struggles as greenhouse gases warm and acidify the ocean, but new research suggests a potential silver lining: Some coral diseases might also dwindle amid environmental change. A controlled lab study led by Mote Marine Laboratory and published June 1 in the peer-reviewed journal PLOS ONE revealed that black band disease was […]

July 31, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Mote focuses on climate change, ocean acidification

Mote focuses on climate change, ocean acidification

Mote Marine Laboratory scientist Dr. Emily Hall and Eckerd College scientist Dr. Cory Krediet recently received a Protect Our Reefs license plate grant to study ocean acidification and climate change conditions on corals using a sea anemone as a model organism.

April 12, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, News Shorts, Top Box | Read More »

Coral key to Mote’s efforts

Coral key to Mote’s efforts

The goals of the initiative are to restore more than one million corals across the region’s reefs.

September 25, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Vets, Mote dive into reef project

Vets, Mote dive into reef project

‘We’re dedicated to restoring the only barrier reef in the continental U.S.’ — Dr. Michael Crosby, President & CEO Mote Marine Laboratory

July 29, 2015 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Area coral reef health in review

Area coral reef health in review

U.S. Rep. Joe Garcia visited Mote Marine Laboratory’s research facility in the Florida Keys on Tuesday to learn about Mote’s innovative efforts to study, conserve and restore coral reefs. Garcia, a lifelong resident of South Florida whose 26th District includes Monroe County and part of southwest Miami-Dade County, visited Mote’s Tropical Research Laboratory on Summerland […]

July 10, 2013 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »