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Mote Marine’s major plan to relocate aqaurium

Mote Marine’s major plan to relocate aqaurium

Mote Marine plans to build a new aquatic center at I-75. What is the timeline and the details?

April 30, 2019 | Posted in Stephen Reid, Top Box, Video | Read More »

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 to move aquarium to I-75

Mote to move aquarium to I-75

The Sarasota County Commission unanimously approved this year a term sheet for a lease and eventual transfer of public property to Mote Marine Laboratory. 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 […]

January 13, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

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 »