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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 »

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 »