Digital Life

Five Upcoming Online Activities for Kids

From virtual story-time to digital art classes, here are creative ways to keep the kids entertained right now.

07/10/2020 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Turtle Power

Mote Releases Two Sea Turtles

Hookee and Joyce had been recovering at Mote's Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Hospital.

07/09/2020 By Staff

The Future Was Female

Dr. Eugenie Clark Dove Deep Into Science and Founded Mote Marine Laboratory

Sarasota's world-famous "Shark Lady" spent much of her life underwater, also writing and teaching about fascinating sea life.

06/29/2020 By Kay Kipling

Rescue Mission

Pregnant Manatee Rescued On Siesta Key

The mother manatee—who had fresh boat strike wounds—gave birth to her calf today at SeaWorld Orlando, where she is being monitored around the clock.

05/12/2020 By Staff

Environment

Mote, Enzymedica Partner on Coral Reef Repopulation Initiative

A portion of the sales of Enzymedica's new Aqua Biome fish oil supplements will benefit Mote's coral restoration project in the Florida Keys

10/24/2019 By Staff

Grants

Mote Receives Federal Grant to Study Migratory Sharks

The Pelagic Ecosystem Research Consortium (PERC) will have a goal of improving stock assessment, management and sustainability of highly migratory species, including tuna, swordfish and sharks

10/02/2019 By Staff

Science

Mote Receives $250,000 in Funding for Coral Research

Funds will be used for Mote's coral research and restoration initiative.

09/18/2019 Photography by Staff

Awards

National Science Foundation Awards More than $1.7 Million to Mote Marine Laboratory

The funding will be used to further coral reef research and strengthen underrepresented minority groups who want to pursue STEM careers.

08/08/2019 Photography by Staff

Making Waves

Elizabeth Moore Protects Florida Lands Through Philanthropy

The conservationist and philanthropist works to ensure that children today, and in the future, can experience nature the way she did.

06/28/2019 By Kay Kipling

Construction

Construction Management Team Chosen for New Mote Science Education Aquarium

Willis A. Smith Construction, Inc., and The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company will build Mote's new aquarium.

05/17/2019 By Staff

Female Factor

Erinn Muller is in a Race to Save Florida’s—and the World’s—Coral

Muller—one of a small percentage of women to get an advanced marine science degree—won a prestigious postdoctoral fellowship at Mote that gave her two years to build her own coral research program.

06/27/2018 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Environment

New Mote Study Tests Possibility of Mitigating Red Tide

Researchers are launching a new study to test whether filter-feeding animals and seaweeds can mitigate the effects of Florida red tide.

06/26/2018 By Staff

Science

Ocean Acidification May Harm Stone Crab Population

New Mote research finds that widespread ocean acidification caused by climate change could damage Florida's stone crab population and industry.

04/13/2018 By Staff

No Frenzy Necessary

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

Shark Week came and went, but the infatuation with these fascinating predators is year-round. Mote's Shark Encounter allows visitors to help Mote staff by feeding sharks.

07/31/2017 By Rick Morgan

Nesting Season

First Sea Turtle Nests of 2017 Reported in Venice

Sea turtle nesting season runs May 1-October 31.

05/01/2017 By Megan McDonald

Preview

"The Teeth Beneath" Opens at Mote Marine

Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium's new exhibit, featuring alligators, a baby crocodile and caimans, is now open.

03/02/2017 By Jasmine Respess

Turtle Power

Longboat Key and Casey Key Welcome First Sea Turtle Nests of 2016

2016 looks to be a good year for sea turtle nesting.

05/04/2016 By Felicity Warner

Article

Only in Sarasota: Sea Turtles at Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium

Illustrator John Pirman spots a rescued sea turtle at Sarasota's Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium.

09/01/2015 By John Pirman

Article

It's the Shark Days of Summer at Mote

Dive deep with Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium's shark researchers during Shark Days.

08/06/2015 By Chelsey Lucas

Article

A Day in the Life of Mote Veterinarian Dr. Abe Robinson

One day with Abe Robinson, clinical veterinarian and research fellow at Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium.

12/30/2014 By Sarasota Magazine