Philanthropy

Beckstein Charitable Fund Awards $200,000 to Mote SEA

Mote SEA is being planned for 12 acres in the Sarasota County-owned Nathan Benderson Park.

09/21/2021 By Staff

Now Open

After a Year of Challenges, Sarasota Attractions Are Getting Back to Normal

Business is bouncing back at some of Sarasota's most popular attractions.

06/10/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Fast Track

Noted Shark Expert Joins Mote Marine Laboratory

Dr. Demian Chapman will serve as senior scientist and director of Mote's Center for Shark Research.

04/23/2021 By Staff

Turtle Power

Sea Turtles Arrive in Sarasota on Earth Day

The first nest of the 2021 season was reported just north of the public Venice Beach area.

04/22/2021 By Staff

Marine Life

Mote Coral Restoration Efforts Featured in National Geographic, Good Morning America

To date, Mote has planted more than 100,000 fragments of coral along Florida’s Coral Reef.

04/20/2021 By Staff

Marine Life

Florida Keys to Undergo Unprecedented Coral Restoration Project

The restoration effort, which includes Mote Marine Laboratory, is the most ambitious effort to date in the U.S.

04/15/2021 By Staff

Science

Mote, City of Anna Maria Partner on Marine Science Center

The center will be built in the 1,800 square feet of empty space currently available at the City of Anna Maria Pier.

03/22/2021 By Staff

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota: Jan. 28-Feb. 3

Fun new exhibits at Mote and the Bishop, ballet and contemporary dance performances, choral concerts and more.

01/28/2021 By Kay Kipling

Rescue Mission

Mote, FWC Rescue Two Cold-Stressed Manatees in Sarasota This Week

Both manatees have been successfully transferred to ZooTampa's David A. Straz Jr. Manatee Critical Care Center for treatment.

01/15/2021 By Megan McDonald

Wildlife

Mote Releases Recovered Sea Turtle on Longboat Key

Connor, who was brought to Mote's Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Hospital in September, was released into the Gulf of Mexico with a satellite tag this morning.

01/13/2021 By Megan McDonald

My Octopus Friend

'The Octopus and Me': One-on-One With Mote's Curious Mollusk

The life of this octopus is structured around play—it needs to keep its mind active.

01/01/2021 By Elizabeth Djinis

Research

Mote Marks 50 Years of Studying Dolphins in Sarasota Bay

The Sarasota Dolphin Research Program was founded at Mote Marine Laboratory in 1970.

12/01/2020 By Ilene Denton

The next generation

Ocean Conservation Summit Celebrates 10 Years of Inspiring Young Activists

In its first decade, the annual summit held at Mote has had a big impact around the country.

12/01/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Listening to Black Voices

Mote Biologist Jasmin Graham on the Need for Diversity in Science

Graham is the co-founder of Minorities in Shark Sciences, which aims to open doors for underrepresented minority students.

11/24/2020 By Heather Dunhill

Rescue Mission

Mote Caring for Six Cold-Stunned Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtles

The six turtles in Mote's care have been nicknamed Art, Blue Spruce, Fraser, Douglas, Canaan and Noble.

11/23/2020 By Staff

Science

Mote Breaks Ground on New Science Education Aquarium

The new 110,000-square-foot aquarium will feature more than 1 million gallons of exhibits.

11/13/2020 By Staff

Red Tide

Mote Marine Laboratory Projects Selected for Red Tide Initiative

The 16 Mote- and partner-led projects will be awarded more than $2.1 million in total grant support.

11/12/2020 By Staff

A Match Made in Heaven

Mote, Waterlust Partner to Create Eagle Ray-Themed Workout Gear

Turns out, eagle rays' distinctive spots make perfect patterns.

11/10/2020 By Elizabeth Djinis

Exploring the Green Banana

Mote Scientists Dive Into the Green Banana, One of the World’s Deep Blue Holes

Shaped like an hourglass, the hole starts about 150 feet below the surface and goes down to a 425-foot depth. It had never been explored scientifically before this summer.

10/31/2020 By Susan Burns

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota Sept. 3-9

The launch of a memoir at Bookstore1Sarasota, new art exhibitions, saying goodbye to the Players' longtime home, and more.

09/03/2020 By Kay Kipling