Team Saves Dolphin Calf From Fishing Gear Entanglement

An 11-month-old bottlenose dolphin calf is swimming free and clear of fishing gear that could have severed her tail after 10 groups — including Mote Marine Laboratory — mounted a life-saving rescue off Marco Island in Little Marco Pass in Collier County.

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Mote Marine Laboratory Scientists Attacking Coral Decline on Many Fronts

NOAA announced this week new protections for coral with the listing of 20 new species as “threatened” — including five species found in the Florida Keys where Mote Marine Laboratory has been studying coral ecosystems and developing new restoration methodologies for more than 15 years.

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