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Donations help us rehabilitate sick animals, answer questions about the health of our marine environment and teach the public more about our oceans.
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In December 2008, a sick bottlenose dolphin named Ginger came to Mote. Less than two months later, she returned to her home in Sarasota Bay.

Read Ginger's story.

Through our "Adopt an Animal program," you help care for the animals that live at Mote. Adopt an Animal also has special opportunities to get to know the animals and our animal experts.


When one 8-year-old Sarasota girl celebrated her birthday, she asked her friends to join her for a fun day at Mote Aquarium. Her birthday wish was that each of her friends make donations for the care of resident dolphins Harley and Moonshine. Thanks to the Birthday Girl's generosity, she and her friends paid for the medications that Harley and Moonshine received that day.

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About Us

Mote Marine Laboratory has been a leader in marine research since it was founded in 1955. Today, we incorporate public outreach as a key part of our mission. Mote is an independent nonprofit organization and has seven centers for marine research, the public Mote Aquarium and an Education Division specializing in public programs for all ages.

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