Shark Tracking

North Atlantic White Shark Makes Her Way to the Gulf Coast

Unama’ki, a tagged North Atlantic white shark, has made her way into our watery backyard. She weighs more than 2,000 pounds and is 15.5 feet long.

11/07/2019 By Shelby Schwartz

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

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

A Whale of a Tale

Group of Whale Sharks Spotted Off Anna Maria Island

See one? Call Mote Marine Laboratory ASAP.

06/07/2018 By Megan McDonald

Tagging Along

I Tried It: Tagging Sharks in Sarasota Bay

A New College professor has been conducting the first-ever survey of shark activity in Sarasota Bay.

12/27/2017 By Susan Burns

Shark Tank

Real Life Controversy Dogs MTV's Siesta Key

Just days before the show premiered, social media sleuths connected star Alex Kompothecras to a viral video that showed four young men, two from prominent Manatee County families, gleefully dragging a shark behind their boat at high speed until it died.

08/02/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker

No Frenzy Necessary

Want to Help Mote Staff, Learn Something and Have Fun? Try Shark Encounter.

Shark Week came and went, but the infatuation with these fascinating predators is year-round. Mote's Shark Encounter allows visitors to help Mote staff by feeding sharks.

07/31/2017 By Rick Morgan

Heat Index

How Frequent Are Local Shark Attacks?

Florida leads the nation in attacks.

07/26/2017 By Pam Daniel

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

Shark Alert

Sharks Tooth Festival Kicks Off This Weekend

The annual celebration of fossilized dentum runs Friday-Sunday, April 8-10.

04/07/2016 By Hannah Wallace

Article

It's the Shark Days of Summer at Mote

Dive deep with Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium's shark researchers during Shark Days.

08/06/2015 By Chelsey Lucas