Tom and Cynthia Proffitt who own The Sand Raker have written a letter to inform customers who own beachfront property that Mote Marine will now be charging the company money to stake off the turtle nests, a service that was previously done at the expense of Mote Marine.
Top off this season of spring training and MarchMadness with the sporting event where all ages can take steps to help endangered species — Mote’s 27th Annual Run for the Turtles on April 6. The Run, which includes a 5K sanctioned by the Manasota Track Club and a 1-mile fun-run/walk, has provided major support for [...]
Scientists from Mote Marine Laboratory recently tagged a great white shark with a fine-scale motion sensor and collected biological samples from the shark during an expedition led by the nonprofit OCEARCH in waters off Jacksonville, Fla. Mote scientists returned to Sarasota this week with the samples and a tag recovered from “Lydia,” a great white [...]
A new sea turtle named “Caleb” is now on exhibit publicly in The Aquarium at Mote Marine Laboratory, which is providing the turtle a permanent home because it has impaired swimming abilities and cannot be returned to the wild. Caleb is the first Kemp’s Ridley turtle — considered the most endangered sea turtle species on [...]
According to Mote Marine scientists, a local bottlenose dolphin was found dead Saturday, Dec. 8, in Venice Inlet and was subsequently examined by Mote scientists, who reported that it most likely died from swallowing fishing gear. The female dolphin was 27 years old, which is relatively young for a dolphin, and was part of the [...]
More than 40 students at Riverview High School received training on how to build baby scallop collectors Monday, Nov. 12 for a local scallop restoration project being conducted by Mote Marine Laboratory and Sarasota Bay Watch. Mote and Sarasota Bay Watch are working together to restore scallop populations to naturally sustainable levels in Sarasota Bay, [...]