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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 »

Turtles continue to lose way on Longboat Key beaches

Turtles continue to lose way on Longboat Key beaches

A total of 70 out of 193 hatched nests resulted in disoriented turtles on our beach so far this year.

August 23, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

New LBK turtle ordinance sheds light on enforcement challenges

New LBK turtle ordinance sheds light on enforcement challenges

“The north end is pretty dark until you hit Twin Shores and the south end. Sarasota County, has a lot of light hitting the beach.”

August 23, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Mote, University of Guam marry effort to advance ocean research

Mote, University of Guam marry effort to advance ocean research

“Coral reefs worldwide are in peril as they face threats such as climate change and ocean acidification,”

August 23, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Hammerhead sharks wash ashore in July

Hammerhead sharks wash ashore in July

One female shark had fishing gear on it.

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

Record turtle nests in Florida, South Carolina

Record turtle nests in Florida, South Carolina

A record number of turtle nests have been seen in regions along coasts of Florida and South Carolina.  From Longboat Key to Venice of Florida, more than 2,600 nests have been reported, and it’s a new record, according to Longboat Key sea turtle permit holder and biologist Kristen Mazzarella from the Sea Turtle Conservation and […]

July 18, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »