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,' Is Honored With Her Own Stamp

The founder of Sarasota's Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium will be the newest face added to the Forever Stamp line.

05/04/2022 By Chloé Cuyler

A Taste of the SEA

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

Join the University Town Center and Mote Marine for an evening of outdoor dining and music.

04/13/2022 By Chloé Cuyler

Philanthropy

FPL Donates $300,000 to Mote SEA

The funding will sponsor the new science education aquarium's planned Eastern indigo snake and gopher tortoise exhibit.

03/29/2022 By Staff

Gotta Run

Run One Of These Fun Races in Sarasota This March

From Mote Marine's Run for the Turtles to a Lucky Leprechaun Race at Nathan Benderson Park, these races are sure to keep you fit.

03/08/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Science Is Cool

A Local Organization Is Teaching Kids About Sharks

The program offers a safe, welcoming space for children of color and under-served groups to explore the water and the creatures that live inside.

02/17/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Good Deeds

Mote Releases Adorable Sea Turtle Hatchlings Into the Wild

The turtles had been hospitalized after being recovered from pools.

09/24/2021 By Megan McDonald

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