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Manatees off ‘Endangered’ list, Buchanan fighting the change

Manatees off ‘Endangered’ list, Buchanan fighting the change

Buchanan plans to contact the Secretary of the Interior to reconsider the downlisting and says move from Endangered to Threatened could cause reassessment of protections.

April 12, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Mote scientist vows to plant one million coral

Mote scientist vows to plant one million coral

Mote recently began a new collaboration with The Nature Conservancy to restore corals at unprecedented scales throughout the Caribbean and Florida Keys.

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

Sarasota and Manatee traffic punishes Longboat’s property values, lifestyle and our collective sanity

Sarasota and Manatee traffic punishes Longboat’s property values, lifestyle and our collective sanity

In short, the City does not plan intelligently, it even fails to react intelligently. We cannot count on our neighbor who is exponentially making traffic worse to be the entity to fix any situation whatsoever. Strong mayors are born out of fiascos run like the City of Sarasota.

January 8, 2017 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

‘The Teeth Beneath’ to highlight gators, crocs and caimans at Mote

‘The Teeth Beneath’ to highlight gators, crocs and caimans at Mote

Meet the Florida residents who survived by tooth, claw, and scaly armor long before the first humans arrived. “The Teeth Beneath: The Wild World of Gators, Crocs and Caimans” will open Feb. 25, 2017, at Mote Aquarium in Sarasota, Florida. See American alligators and invasive spectacled caimans found in Florida waters and wetlands, and learn [...]

December 21, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Mote scientist participates in White House “Champion of Change” forum

Mote scientist participates in White House “Champion of Change” forum

On Monday, Dec. 5, Dr. Kevan Main, Senior Scientist at Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota County, Florida, was invited to participate in a panel titled “Energy and the Environment” at the White House’s House Champions of Change Reunion. The Champions of Change program allows the White House to feature individuals doing extraordinary things to empower [...]

December 21, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Mote scientist awarded grant to study how iron influences red tide blooms

Mote scientist awarded grant to study how iron influences red tide blooms

A harmful algal bloom is the uncontrolled growth of naturally occurring algae in freshwater or the marine environment.

November 30, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Mote, moms join forces and net $10,000 award

Mote, moms join forces and net $10,000 award

Mote Marine Laboratory’s Mommy & Me Exploring the Bay program was awarded  $10,000 from the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA). Mommy & Me is an early childhood educational class available for children and their favorite adults to learn together through marine-themed crafts, games, songs, stories, role-plays, science tools, and special guided visits Mote Aquarium. [...]

October 24, 2016 | Posted in In the news, Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Mote passes $50 million fundraising goal to expand

Mote passes $50 million fundraising goal to expand

Mote Marine Laboratory’s first-ever comprehensive fundraising campaign has attained and is surpassing its $50-million goal for advancing the Lab’s critical mission and vision. The campaign continues and will officially end at Mote’s Oceanic Evening gala celebration on Oct. 29. Oceans of Opportunity: The Campaign for Mote Marine Laboratory debuted during Mote’s 60th anniversary celebration in [...]

September 25, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Coral key to Mote’s efforts

Coral key to Mote’s efforts

The goals of the initiative are to restore more than one million corals across the region’s reefs.

September 25, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Wounded Vet teams with Mote to battle coral crisis

Wounded Vet teams with Mote to battle coral crisis

“Holly is determined to get the most out of any experience.”

August 24, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »