Just Keep Swimming

The First Sea Turtle Nests of 2024 Have Arrived

The first documented nest was laid by a loggerhead sea turtle, a threatened species protected under federal law.

04/29/2024 By Staff

Rescue Mission

Mote, FWC Help Rehabilitate Distressed Smalltooth Sawfish

The two organizations stepped in after receiving reports of the animal "spinning" in Cudjoe Bay. It's the latest in a series of sightings of spinning fish in the Keys.

04/15/2024 By Staff

Turtle Power

Mote Marine Laboratory Releases Clarice, a Rehabilitated Loggerhead Sea Turtle

Some good news for Monday.

03/18/2024 By Staff

Written in Bronze

A Bronze Statue Commemorating Dr. Eugenie Clark Is Planned for Sarasota

It's the first of what Sarasota's Public Art Committee hopes will be many similar statues honoring trailblazing local women.

02/08/2024 By Kim Doleatto

The Big Picture

Sarasota’s Arts Facilities Are Changing. Here’s a Look at Where They Stand Now.

From The Sarasota Players' new home at Payne Park to the current status of the Sarasota Performing Arts Center, there's a lot going on in the arts scene.

11/27/2023 By Kay Kipling

Heroes in a Half Shell

Mote Reports Record-Breaking 2023 Sea Turtle Nesting Season

This year’s total is the fifth highest overall since Mote's Sea Turtle Conservation and Research Program program began 42 years ago.

11/06/2023 By Staff

Save the Reefs

Mote Opens Caribbean King Crab Hatchery in an Effort to Save Florida’s Coral Reefs

Caribbean king crabs scour reefs for algae, curb algal growth and crabs foster a healthier environment for coral growth and settlement.

09/11/2023 By Staff

Turtle Power

Mote Establishes Voluntary Sea Turtle Protection Zone in Sarasota County

The zone stretches from Longboat Key to Siesta Key, including Sarasota Bay, and extends from the shore to 1.5 miles offshore.

07/07/2023 By Staff

Let's Go!

Island Hopping Is a Great Way to See The Florida Keys

There are so many places to explore along the way as you make the scenic drive south.

06/29/2023 By Cooper Levey-Baker

No Frenzy Necessary

Want to Help Mote Staff, Learn Something and Have Fun? Try Shark Encounter.

Mote's Shark Encounter allows visitors to help Mote staff by feeding sharks every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10:30 a.m.

06/06/2023 By Rick Morgan

Heroes in a Half Shell

Mote Releases Two Rehabilitated Sea Turtles

Lilly and Farmer recovered from red tide toxins at Mote's Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Hospital.

05/16/2023 By Staff

SEA and Be Seen

Get a Sneak Peek of Mote's New Aquarium at This Year's 'SEAsonal' Tasting

Enjoy light bites, beer and wine while supporting the aquarium's newest endeavor.

04/04/2023 By Lauren Jackson

Fast Track

Mote Hires Diversity and Inclusion Advisor

The newly established position builds on Mote’s national leadership initiatives to increase participation of underrepresented minorities in marine research and aquarium science.

02/01/2023 By Staff

All in a Day

How to Spend a Day at Mote Aquarium

Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium brings underwater worlds into view.

10/26/2022 By Bethany Ritz

Making Waves

Mote’s International Ocean Film Festival Will Make a Splash This Weekend

Dive into ocean conservation with this year's lineup of films on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022.

09/07/2022 By Laura Paquette

Fast Track

Former U.S. Congresswoman Joins Mote's Board of Trustees

Plus: more new hires, recognitions and promotions.

08/08/2022 By Staff


Researchers Are Studying How Red Tide Affects Our Long-Term Health

Studies have found red tide can have a lasting effect on the brain and lungs.

07/21/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Grant Report

Selby Foundation Awards $250,000 Grant to Selby Gardens for Palm Avenue Restoration

Plus, Mote's sea turtle hospital receives a grant to help turtles with tumors and Arts Advocates awards $20,000 in scholarships to 10 students.

05/23/2022 By Staff

Happy Birthday, Shark Lady

Dr. Eugenie Clark, Sarasota's Own 'Shark Lady,' Has Her Own Stamp

For her 100th birthday last year, USPS gave Clark her very own stamp.

05/04/2022 By Chloé Cuyler

A Taste of the SEA

Mote Marine and UTC to Host Tasting Event at Nathan Benderson Park

In anticipation of the marine lab's new aquarium, an event with live music and light bites will be held this Thursday.

04/13/2022 By Chloé Cuyler