Mote Marine Laboratory intern Mauricio Rodrigues (left) and senior scientist Richard Pierce, who manages one of the Mote programs conducting red tide mitigation research

The Rotary Club of Sarasota Sunrise Foundation, in coordination with other Rotary groups from Florida, is holding a fundraiser for the Red Tide Institute at Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium and theĀ Science and Environment Council of Southwest Florida from 6:30 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23, at Mote, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota. Money raised will be used to "fight red tide." Tickets are $150.