Crunching the numbers

Number of Sea Turtle Nests on Local Beaches Declines

This year's number remains the third highest recorded in the past 37 years.

10/31/2018 By Giulia Heyward

Deals

Sarasota County and Mote Agree to Terms for Land for New Aquarium

The deal will allow Mote Marine Laboratory to move forward with plans to build its new Science Education Aquarium on 11.5 acres at Nathan Benderson Park.

10/25/2018 By Staff

Science

Foundation Donates $1 Million for New Red Tide Institute at Mote

The Andrew and Judith Economos Charitable Foundation donation will support red tide mitigation research.

10/22/2018 By Staff

Science

Scholar From Jordan Joins Mote Marine

Riyad Manasrah, a recipient of a Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program award, will work in Sarasota through next May.

09/20/2018 By Staff

Environment

Organizations Partner to Boost Snook Population Hurt by Red Tide

The two-year initiative includes raising and releasing 10,000 hatchery-reared juvenile snook along Florida’s southwest coast.

09/11/2018 By Staff

Shark Tale

Mote Locates Five Whale Sharks in Southwest Florida Waters

All five of the polka-dotted gentle giants were found offshore of Longboat Key and New Pass.

06/20/2018 By Megan McDonald

Food

Scientist Discusses Future of Mullet Species in Italy

Kenneth Leber of Mote Marine Laboratory delivered a talk titled "Stock Enhancement and Mullet Culture in Hawaii."

05/16/2018 By Staff

Sustainable Seas

Mote Scientist Contributes to Shark Trade Bill

The new legislation aims to reduce overfishing.

03/26/2018 By Staff

Science

Mote Marine Hires Two Researchers for Keys Facility

Mote Marine Laboratory recently hired postdoctoral research fellow Heather Page and staff biologist Abigail Clark.

02/20/2018 By Staff

Big Moves

Mote Moves to the Mainland

The exhibits will total more than 1 million gallons and will feature sharks, coral reefs, manatees, sea turtles, otters, seahorses, jellyfish and myriad other marine species.

02/09/2018 By Isaac Eger

Tourism

Mote Announces Plans for New $130 Million Aquarium

Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium plans to build a new $130 million aquarium on 5 acres of land at Nathan Benderson Park.

02/08/2018 By Staff

Superbowl LII

Mote Manatees Predict the Winner of Super Bowl LII

The yearly tradition of manatees Buffett and Hugh picking the winner continues.

02/01/2018 With Ashley Cooper

Environment

Forum Focuses on Phillippi Creek Fish Population and Stormwater Management

The next Sarasota Bay Fisheries Forum takes place 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 14.

12/07/2017 By staff

Environment

Mote Florida Keys Facility Earns LEED Gold Certification

The building features increased energy efficiency, a rooftop solar array, captured rainwater, native landscaping, recycled materials and more.

12/04/2017 By staff

Science

Mote Librarian Elected to Library Consortium Board

Mote Marine Laboratory’s Kay Garsnett recently joined the board of the Tampa Bay Library Consortium.

12/01/2017 By staff

Food

Mote Launches New Aquaculture Research Project

Scientists at Mote Aquaculture Research Park recently launched a new study on how to farm almaco jack fish.

08/24/2017 By staff

Nonprofits

Mote Marine Board Picks New Leaders

Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium’s Board of Trustees recently elected Robert Essner as chairman, James Ericson as vice-chairman and Nigel Mould as secretary.

08/16/2017 By staff

Don't be a Hammerhead

Mote's Shark Days: Get to Know Our Ocean's Misunderstood Predators

Mote's weeklong program of fun events seeks to educate the public and stress conservation efforts.

06/29/2017 By Rick Morgan

Environment

Mote Marine Launches New Red Tide Reporting App

Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium recently released a new free app that encourages users to report instances of red tide.

06/06/2017 By staff

New hires

Mote Marine Picks New Foundation Relations Officer

Laura Shoemaker will work to advance Mote’s current and future philanthropic goals.

05/09/2017 By staff