Cause: Environment

Mission: Mote is an independent marine research institution with world-class scientists dedicated to the conservation and sustainable use of our oceans through world-class research and education.

Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium The new Mote SEA, a state-of-the-art facility, will draw 700,000 visitors annually, including no-cost opportunities for schools, dramatically enhancing informal marine science education in the region.

  • Research Mote’s diverse research programs include studies of human cancer, coral reef research and restoration, developing sustainable aquaculture technologies and more.
  • Education Our Education Department serves nearly 30,000 people annually, including over 200 college-aged interns and a growing number of under-represented and underserved individuals.
  • Vitality With a regional economic impact of $86.8 million, Mote is vital for the health of the environment and local economy.
  • Support Over one-third of Mote’s budget comes from philanthropy. Our nonprofit relies on this funding and is grateful for all supporters.

World-class scientists devoted to the ocean and its future. 

The employees and volunteers at Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium are guardians of the sea and all living things that depend upon it. Driven by research, education and excitement, they work passionately to discover and extrapolate the information, data and science-based results that will enable the human race to create a better environment for future generations. The ocean is our passion. And science is the catalyst to help our oceans heal, thrive and continue to be havens of sustainable life, life-improving science and live-giving solutions. Some of the world's most inspired scientific minds in the ocean community are right here in your back yard at Mote Marine Laboratory. Mote's vision for the future includes the rebirth of the Mote Aquarium on the mainland. This new Science Education Aquarium not only enhances the marine science opportunities in the region but will allow Mote to transform the City Island campus into an International Marine Science and Technology Innovation Park.

Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium 
1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, FL 34236
(941)-388-4441

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