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Sea turtle stuck under beach chair

Sea turtle stuck under beach chair

Volunteers freed the turtle and the animal returned to sea.

June 29, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Mote Scientists Return from Successful Great White Shark Expedition

Mote Scientists Return from Successful Great White Shark Expedition

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 […]

March 11, 2013 | Posted in Key Fishing, Key Life, News Shorts, Top Box | Read More »

Beggar the dolphin dies

Beggar the dolphin dies

Known as “Beggar,” the bottlenose dolphin was one of the most studied wild dolphins in the world and an example of how human behavior can sometimes hurt wild animals.

October 2, 2012 | Posted in In the news, Key Fishing, Key Life, Key Recreation, Top Box | Read More »

Mote sets rehabilitated dolphin free

Mote sets rehabilitated dolphin free

Edna was stranded June 6 on Longboat Key.

August 18, 2012 | Posted in Key Recreation, Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Ocean tales to leave you speechless

Ocean tales to leave you speechless

What’s it like to rescue penguins, photograph whales for National Geographic and write the book on sharks? Find out from world-renowned speakers in this year’s Special Lecture Series starting Jan. 30 at Mote Marine Laboratory.

January 12, 2012 | Posted in In the news | Read More »

Mote Marine hosts lecture series

Mote Marine hosts lecture series

Mote Marine 2012 Special Lecture Series welcomes Chris Fischer, founder of OCEARCH, owner of the MV/Ocean, and featured in “Shark Men” and “Expedition Great White” on the National Geographic Channel. Fischer will talk Jan. 30 about his exploits working with great whites and Mote’s own Center for Shark Research. Lectures start at 7:30 p.m. (doors […]

January 12, 2012 | Posted in In the news, Key Events, Top Box | Read More »

Mote awarded grant for shark fishing study

Mote awarded grant for shark fishing study

      The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has awarded Mote Marine Laboratory a $192,000 grant to study how sharks fare after anglers release them — knowledge that will help resource managers maintain healthy shark fisheries. Mote scientists will record fine-scale movements of released sharks in unprecedented detail using accelerometers, or tags with […]

August 26, 2011 | Posted in In the news, Top Box | Read More »