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Sea turtle nests survive record rainfall and resort hot tubs

Sea turtle nests survive record rainfall and resort hot tubs

One solution to the lighting disorientations are sand dunes, which shield the lighting from the buildings.

September 6, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Sarasota dolphins busy reproducing in Bay

Sarasota dolphins busy reproducing in Bay

The local dolphin community has had a record year for calves, according to the Sarasota Dolphin Research Program (SDRP), a Chicago Zoological Society (CZS) program in collaboration with Mote Marine Laboratory. During the 2017 calving season, 19 calves have been documented by SDRP, the world’s longest-running study of a wild dolphin population.  These 19 calves [...]

September 5, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Twenty Fraser Dolphins stranded; Mote responds following resident alerts

Twenty Fraser Dolphins stranded; Mote responds following resident alerts

An 81-inch-long, 158 pound male did not rejoin the rest of the group despite an attempt by responders to send it back.

August 30, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Impact of Tropical Storm Emily felt on beach

Impact of Tropical Storm Emily felt on beach

Mote scientists are documenting which nests are present, re-posting marking stakes if they have been washed away and collecting data about the current status of nests, while continuing their regular monitoring of new nests and hatches.

August 30, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Mote names new officers and trustees

Mote names new officers and trustees

Mote Marine Laboratory’s Board of Trustees elected Lido Shores resident Robert A. Essner as Chairman of the Board.

August 24, 2017 | 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 »

Turtles careen into furniture left on Longboat Key beaches

Turtles careen into furniture left on Longboat Key beaches

‘The same stuff is left out weekly and it is obvious that the law is not being enforced.’

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

Beach furniture ensnares nesting turtles

Beach furniture ensnares nesting turtles

‘This saddens and angers me that people are uneducated and/or don’t care about our marine life.’

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

Mote releases snook with data research transponders

Mote releases snook with data research transponders

Mote Marine Laboratory scientists released approximately 450 juvenile snook into Phillippi Creek in Sarasota County on Tuesday, June 13, for ongoing studies of habitat-use patterns of these important sportfish. The fish were raised at Mote Aquaculture Research Park (MAP) and fitted with PIT tags (passive integrated transponders), which will be detected when the snook swim [...]

July 31, 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 »