Fast Track

Mote Names New Associate Vice-President

Kevin Claridge has been named Associate Vice-President for Sponsored Research and Coastal Policy Programs.

10/09/2019 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

Weekly planner

A Rooftop Brunch, Frozen Custard Day and More of This Week's Top Food and Drink Events

Also on the menu: a food truck rally, a new cocktail menu at Made and a science café.

08/06/2019 By Hanna Powers

Bite squad

Shark Days Return to Mote Marine

Mote scientist Robert Hueter tells us why it's actually a good sign to see sharks swimming in the Gulf.

07/31/2019 By Hanna Powers

WEEKLY PLANNER

A French Wine Dinner at Mattison's, a 'Shark Awareness' Party and Other Fun Food and Drink Events

Also happening this week: a wine tasting at D'Corato Ristorante and a vegan "cheese" class.

07/10/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Go fish

The Sixth Annual Lionfish Derby Takes Place This Weekend

Hosted by Mote Marine and the Reef Environmental Education Foundation, the derby is a full weekend of hunting, weigh-ins and dining.

07/10/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Awards

Mote Scientist Honored With Presidential Award

Dr. Erinn Muller is the science director of Mote’s Elizabeth Moore International Center for Coral Reef Research & Restoration and manager for Mote’s Coral Health & Disease Research Program.

07/08/2019 By Staff

Hi-Tech

Mote Marine Offers a New Virtual Reality Experience for Guests

Leave your land legs at the door to enjoy an escape from reality at Mote Marine.

07/08/2019 By Olivia Letts

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

Making Waves

Cynthia Heil Came to Town to Tackle Red Tide

"In a year we hope to have found and begin testing a compound that can mitigate red tide."

06/28/2019 By Pam Daniel

Making plans

Mote Celebrates World Oceans Day With a Family-Friendly Festival

The event takes place this Saturday, June 8.

06/04/2019 By Hanna Powers

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

Turtle Power

Mote's 'Run for the Turtles' Raises More Than $40,000

The funds benefit Mote's Sea Turtle Research & Conservation Program.

04/19/2019 By Staff

Red Tide

Mote Marine Laboratory Partners With Florida Gulf Coast University for Harmful Algal Bloom Research, Education

The agreement sets the framework for future collaboration between the two organizations.

04/05/2019 By Staff

Hunger games

A Wine and Design Workshop, Craft Beer Yoga and More Top Food and Drink Events

Also on tap: a party benefiting Mote Marine Laboratory, a food truck rally and more.

03/13/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Environment

Event Raises Money to 'Fight Red Tide'

The Rotary Club of Sarasota Sunrise Foundation is holding a fundraiser for Mote's Red Tide Institute and the Science and Environment Council of Southwest Florida.

02/20/2019 By Staff

Fast Track

Mote Names New Development Director

Piekarz—most recently director of philanthropy for the Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast—will lead major growth in fundraising efforts for Mote.

02/06/2019 By Staff

Science

Mote Project Wins County Commission Approval

The Sarasota County Commission on Wednesday unanimously approved a series of agreements with Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium for its new Science Education Aquarium.

01/30/2019 By Staff