The animal rescue and recovery team at Mote Marine Laboratory recently received $12,104 from the Sea Turtle Grants Program to purchase a new boat that will enhance Mote’s response to distressed sea turtles, dolphins and whales and enable new research about the threats they face.
Visitors online and in person now have new ways to connect with Mote, thanks to a redesigned website that offers online ticketing and easier access to information about the organization’s many research programs, initiatives and the hands-on experiences.
One of the oldest dolphins in Sarasota Bay died on June 7 after ingesting fishing gear. This loss serves as a reminder to protect marine life while enjoying our coastal waters and beaches on July 4 and year ‘round.
Great white sharks Katharine and Betsy have quite a “fin” club & people around the globe are following their migrations online through OCEARCH — the group that led the charge to track them. On June 19 the sharks were featured on NBC’s Today when the show interviewed one of the scientists studying them: Dr. Robert Hueter of Mote Marine Laboratory.