The ocean is our passion. And science is our catalyst to help our oceans heal, thrive and continue to be havens of sustainable life, life-improving science and life-giving solutions. The brightest minds will have the greatest impact on our lives. And some of the world’s most inspired scientific minds in the ocean community are right here at Mote Marine Laboratory. 

The two elements that have made us a world-renowned entity capable of bringing meaningful change to the oceans are our research and the scientists conducting it every day. 

Beginning in 1955 with Dr. Eugenie Clark’s foundation of shark research, we have expanded into more than 24 diverse research programs focusing on today’s challenges as well as identifying and addressing future impacts. The advancement of this kind of research is vital to unlocking potential solutions to some of today’s most daunting global challenges.