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

Outdoor Adventures

Let's Lace Up Our Running Shoes to Help Sea Turtles

Mote's 34th annual Run for the Turtles has gone virtual, meaning you can participate anytime, anywhere.

07/15/2020 By Allison Forsyth

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

Things To Do

What to Do in Sarasota: July 9-15

A virtual FST Improv Festival, a Sarasota Ballet performance on TV, a healing soak in Warm Mineral Springs and more.

07/09/2020 By Ilene Denton

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

Science

Mote Announces Plans for Additional Coral Nursery, International Coral Gene Bank

The organization plans to build an additional land-based coral nursery in Islamorada and a new coral gene bank at its new location in Sarasota County.

06/10/2020 By Staff

Fins up

Gecko's Cocktail Raises $10,000 for Mote

In 2018, Gecko's pledged to donate $1 for every sale of a new cocktail named in honor of Mote founder and world-renowned scientist Eugenie Clark.

06/08/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Coronavirus

Mote, Bishop Museum Announce Reopening Dates

Mote will open June 5 and the Bishop Museum will open June 3, both with new public health guidelines in effect.

05/28/2020 By Staff

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

Good News

Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium Releases Loggerhead Turtle Into the Ocean

Chipi the turtle previously showed lethargy and neurologic issues likely due to red tide exposure.

03/26/2020 By Staff

Breaking News

Mote Closes Until Further Notice

The closure is effective immediately; animal care will continue 24/7.The closure is effective immediately.

03/16/2020 By Megan McDonald

Weekly planner

The Best Dining Events in Sarasota This Week

On the menu: Spice Boys in the Rosemary District, Fruitville Grove's strawberry festival, Parrish Heritage Day, a bestie brunch at Mote and a beer podcast at Calusa.

03/04/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Funding

Manatee County Commissioners Vote to Commit $5 Million to Support Mote

The funds will be distributed over five years to support operations, programs and outreach activities that promote tourism.

02/26/2020 By Staff

Aquanauts to Astronauts

Mote Plans Livestream to Encourage African-Americans to Pursue STEM Careers

The partnership with The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum takes place Feb. 27.

02/13/2020 By Ilene Denton

Pardon my take

Mote Otters Make Super Bowl Picks

Huck, Pippi and Jane offer their takes on who's going to win Super Bowl LIV this Sunday.

01/28/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Comedy

Shane Mauss Brings Smart Comedy to Sarasota

The award-winning stand-up comic appears at McCurdy's Comedy Theatre Jan. 28, and brings along two local scientists.

01/23/2020 By Rachel Suwak

Good Deeds

Darwin Brewing Company Partners With Grocery Stores, Distributors to Support Mote

The company's Revival Session IPA and Leatherback Lager are available at local Winn Dixie stores now.

12/15/2019 By Staff

Marine corps

Mote Summit Aims to Encourage (and Fund) Innovative Youth Conservation Projects

Over the last nine years, the Youth Ocean Conservation Summit has awarded 140 mini-grants to help young people start environmental initiatives.

12/04/2019 By Shelby Schwartz

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