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Mote battles unprecedented threat to Florida’s coral reefs; extinction a threat

Mote battles unprecedented threat to Florida’s coral reefs; extinction a threat

Florida’s coral reefs are facing an unprecedented, deadly and rapidly spreading coral disease outbreak — putting them at risk of functional extinction.

April 15, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Life in the wake of red tide

Life in the wake of red tide

The noxious odor of red tide that infused the Sarasota region with its vomitous cloak of death has temporarily lifted.

September 11, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Feeding dolphins leads to increased animal injuries

Feeding dolphins leads to increased animal injuries

Wild dolphins are more likely to be injured if humans feed them — even through unintentional means like discarding bait — reports a new study based in Sarasota Bay, Florida, and published recently in the peer-reviewed journal Royal Society Open Science. The researchers investigated why bottlenose dolphins begin seeking human-provided food and how this affects […]

March 8, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Tougher turtle law on cusp of approval

Tougher turtle law on cusp of approval

Longboat has the largest number of sea turtle disorientations and strandings in the area.

July 9, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Town slated to hatch new turtle ordinance

Town slated to hatch new turtle ordinance

“We are not breaking new ground in this ordinance, it puts us in the middle of the pack and brings up to date our ordinance which is now 20 years old.”

May 15, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Mote applauds U.S.-Cuban ocean accord

Mote applauds U.S.-Cuban ocean accord

“This is a win-win-win: It’s a win for each country and a win for our oceans.” said Dr. Michael P. Crosby, President & CEO of Mote.

December 3, 2015 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Green sea turtle nesting breaks record; loggerheads look strong

Green sea turtle nesting breaks record; loggerheads look strong

“We’re really pleased that green sea turtles broke their local record this year and that loggerheads, and the overall total, might tie with their best year yet.

September 20, 2015 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Dolphin treated and released by Mote seen with new calf

Dolphin treated and released by Mote seen with new calf

Ginger recovered successfully and was released in February 2009 wearing a VHF radio transmitter so she could be easily found and visually monitored.

August 24, 2015 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Mote’s Cuba research debuts on Discovery Channel’s Shark Week

Mote’s Cuba research debuts on Discovery Channel’s Shark Week

Mote scientists featured in July 7 show are releasing shark and coral results from landmark Cuba trip.

July 14, 2015 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Turtle Ordinance Awareness message utilizing CodeRED

Turtle Ordinance Awareness message utilizing CodeRED

The Town of Longboat Key used the CodeRED alert system, which sends auto messages to the phones of anyone who signs up at the town’s website, to notify Longboaters of sea turtle nesting safety. It is the middle of the turtle nesting season and there have been reports of several hatchling disorientations and stuck turtles. […]

July 28, 2014 | Posted in Key Life, Key Recreation, News Shorts, Top Box | Read More »