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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 »

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 »