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.
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.
Mote will open June 5 and the Bishop Museum will open June 3, both with new public health guidelines in effect.
Chipi the turtle previously showed lethargy and neurologic issues likely due to red tide exposure.
The closure is effective immediately; animal care will continue 24/7.The closure is effective immediately.
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.
The funds will be distributed over five years to support operations, programs and outreach activities that promote tourism.
Aquanauts to Astronauts
The partnership with The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum takes place Feb. 27.
Pardon my take
Huck, Pippi and Jane offer their takes on who's going to win Super Bowl LIV this Sunday.
The company's Revival Session IPA and Leatherback Lager are available at local Winn Dixie stores now.
Over the last nine years, the Youth Ocean Conservation Summit has awarded 140 mini-grants to help young people start environmental initiatives.
Kevin Claridge has been named Associate Vice-President for Sponsored Research and Coastal Policy Programs.
Also on the menu: a food truck rally, a new cocktail menu at Made and a science café.
Mote scientist Robert Hueter tells us why it's actually a good sign to see sharks swimming in the Gulf.
Also happening this week: a wine tasting at D'Corato Ristorante and a vegan "cheese" class.
Hosted by Mote Marine and the Reef Environmental Education Foundation, the derby is a full weekend of hunting, weigh-ins and dining.
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.
"In a year we hope to have found and begin testing a compound that can mitigate red tide."
The event takes place this Saturday, June 8.
The funds benefit Mote's Sea Turtle Research & Conservation Program.