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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 »

Massive Manta Ray helps Mote study ocean condition, behavior

Massive Manta Ray helps Mote study ocean condition, behavior

The team successfully completed the transfer of a 700-plus pound manta with an 11.4-foot wingspan.

July 4, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Clam restoration under way in Sarasota Bay

Clam restoration under way in Sarasota Bay

Conservationists are ramping up clam-restoration efforts now in Sarasota Bay, Florida — locally the first of their kind — in partnership with Mote Marine Laboratory scientists who study how to fine-tune shellfish restoration methods to benefit the Bay. The nonprofit Sarasota Bay Watch and its volunteers have begun purchasing and releasing native southern hard clams […]

July 4, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Will Longboat step-up turtle light enforcement?

Will Longboat step-up turtle light enforcement?

In 2016 the town of Longboat Key finally adopted a series of measures to protect endangered sea turtles during the nesting season.

April 19, 2018 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Mote tops rankings for nonprofit marine research

Mote tops rankings for nonprofit marine research

“This study reflects our dedication to innovative and meaningful research.”

April 19, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Brody bashes Barwin over Mote move

Brody bashes Barwin over Mote move

“I fully expect you to insert yourself in these conversations and know when something this big is happening to the economy of Sarasota. I look at this like a failure on our part.”

February 28, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Mote plans aquarium at rowing park along I-75

Mote plans aquarium at rowing park along I-75

Mote will build a new Aquarium on mainland Sarasota County next to University Town Center on 5 acres of county-owned land within Nathan Benderson Park.

February 18, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Scientists study rapidly diminishing stone crabs

Scientists study rapidly diminishing stone crabs

The significant decline in annual landings since 2000 is concerning for the fisheries future sustainability.

November 14, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

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 »