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Despite red tide, sea turtle nesting remains strong

Despite red tide, sea turtle nesting remains strong

Sea turtles laid a near-record number of nests during their 2018 nesting season.

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

Sarasota County and Mote agree on terms for new Aquarium land; transfer of 12 acres public property in proposal

Sarasota County and Mote agree on terms for new Aquarium land; transfer of 12 acres public property in proposal

The approval is to assist Mote in establishing a new Mote Science Education Aquarium (Mote SEA) on about 12 acres in the Nathan Benderson Park, within a rapidly growing nexus for Sarasota and Manatee counties and the broader Southwest Florida region.

October 26, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

White Shark hotspot confirmed

White Shark hotspot confirmed

The team, including Mote scientists, discovered a concentration of white sharks, enabling innovative studies.

October 26, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Resident dumps fish in roadway to protest red tide policy, politics

Resident dumps fish in roadway to protest red tide policy, politics

“To not mention in recent talks and press releases that global warming and climate change are part of the puzzle is simply despicable.”

October 15, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Three stranded Pygmy whales die

Three stranded Pygmy whales die

“She repeatedly struggled to swim on her own, showed no interest in food, and was being treated for pneumonia,
parasites known as nasotrema, and gastric issues.”

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

Residents, Mote react as red tide ravages tourism and marine life

Residents, Mote react as red tide ravages tourism and marine life

“The excess land-based nurtients flowing into Florida estuaries and coastal waters in stormwater runoff, rivers and creeks exacerbate the growth of harmful algae blooms.”

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

New sea turtles hit the beach

New sea turtles hit the beach

Longboat Key and Venice see first hatchlings of 2018 Sea Turtle season.

August 27, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Mote scientists tag two whale sharks off Sarasota

Mote scientists tag two whale sharks off Sarasota

“It is not uncommon for whale sharks to be spotted feeding in the Gulf this time of year, but the duration of their stay is longer than in previous years.”

August 27, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

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 »