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Mote scientists tag two whale sharks off Longboat Key and New Pass

Mote scientists tag two whale sharks off Longboat Key and New Pass

Whale sharks were found offshore of Longboat Key and New Pass, feeding at the surface possibly on fish eggs as well as other forms of plankton.

July 4, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Mote urges boaters to report whale shark sightings

Mote urges boaters to report whale shark sightings

Mote Marine Laboratory received a report of five whale sharks — Earth’s largest fish species — about 40 miles off Anna Maria Island last weekend.

June 18, 2018 | Posted in Key Life, Key Recreation, Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Sustainable shark bill nets solutions for overfishing

Sustainable shark bill nets solutions for overfishing

A new bipartisan bill introduced in U.S. Congress this month encourages a science-based approach to significantly reduce the overfishing and unsustainable trade of sharks, rays and skates around the world and prevent shark finning. The Sustainable Shark Fisheries and Trade Act of 2018 was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by Rep. Daniel Webster, […]

April 1, 2018 | Posted in z | Read More »

Mote to enhance your home’s waterfront wildlife

Mote to enhance your home’s waterfront wildlife

Your waterfront property may be one of those special places that increases the overall fish population, or it might be enhanced to do so with strategic improvements.

March 17, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Stone Crabs hurt by acidic oceans

Stone Crabs hurt by acidic oceans

The first study on Florida stone crabs and ocean acidification was published this month by a MoteMarine Laboratory scientist and offers clues for relieving environmental stress on these tasty and economically valuable crabs. The study in the peer-reviewed Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology provides the first evidence that stone crab embryos develop more […]

March 11, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Mote rehabbed turtles flip their way to freedom

Mote rehabbed turtles flip their way to freedom

After nearly two months of treatment, eight of Mote’s 10 turtles were medically cleared for release.

February 14, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Study shows banning shark fins in U.S. won’t help save sharks

Study shows banning shark fins in U.S. won’t help save sharks

Researchers say instead of ban, sustainable harvest sets more realistic example for other nations.

September 26, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Record year for sea turtle nests means more hatchlings on beaches

Record year for sea turtle nests means more hatchlings on beaches

So far this year, a record-breaking number of nests have been counted from the north end of Longboat Key to Venice – 4,385 loggerhead and 77 green turtle. nests.

September 4, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Mote sets turtles free

Mote sets turtles free

Mote has documented more than 2,000 nests from loggerheads,

August 1, 2017 | Posted in Key Life, 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 »