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Mysterious blue hole beckons scientists to Gulf

Mysterious blue hole beckons scientists to Gulf

The holes appear to host diverse biological communities full of marine life, including corals, sponges, mollusks, sea turtles and sharks.

August 4, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Offshore fish farm facing protests at Mote hearing

Offshore fish farm facing protests at Mote hearing

Numerous groups and individuals are wary of a proposed fish farm that will be supplied by hatchlings from Mote Marine due to what they fear are environmental and red tide implications.

January 31, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Fifth-graders learn sustainable fishing from reel pros at Mote

Fifth-graders learn sustainable fishing from reel pros at Mote

A group of 97 fifth-graders from Brentwood Elementary School in Sarasota County discovered the fun of sustainable fishing during Mote Marine Laboratory’s Teach-A-Kid Fishing & Ecology Clinic on Nov. 19 at Mote Aquaculture Research Park in eastern Sarasota County. Guided by Mote scientists, educators and volunteers, students learned best fishing practices and environmental stewardship, toured […]

December 19, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Rubio visits Mote to discuss threats to oceans

Rubio visits Mote to discuss threats to oceans

Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium hosted Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) at its City Island campus on Thursday to discuss urgent threats facing Florida’s oceans

February 24, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Mote cinches deal with County

Mote cinches deal with County

Sarasota blesses plan to allow Mote land for aquarium along I-75 at Nathan Benderson Park.

February 11, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

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 »