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Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium

  • Research

    We advance marine science worldwide

    The oceans are our passion. Marine science is our mission. As an independent, nonprofit institution with more than 25 world-class research programs, Mote champions conservation and sustainable use of the oceans that sustain us all.

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    Divers carefully plant staghorn coral fragments on a barren patch of sea bed to regenerate the reef
  • Aquarium

    Sea what all the excitement is about

    Visit our 135,000-gallon shark habitat. Meet our resident sea turtles, otters, seahorses and gracefully drifting sea jellies. Explore coral reefs and other displays highlighting the real ecosystems studied by scientists at Mote Marine Laboratory. Peek into working labs that drive our science and conservation mission. Experience Mote Aquarium: Where Science is the Attraction!

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  • Education

    Deepen your curiosity

    People of all ages can dive into the world of marine science with Mote's education programs. Join us in Sarasota or the Florida Keys or tune in for a virtual program from anywhere in the world!

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Mote Marine's 'Genie' returns from a 15-day red tide mission in Gulf of Mexico
Our Mission

Guardians of the Sea

We advance marine science and education leading to new discoveries, revitalization, sustainability and greater public understanding of our oceans.

Global Impact

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Explore stories about Mote research, education and outreach making waves and driving positive change for our oceans.

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Mote and partners receive $3.2 million from DEP to combat harmful algal blooms

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New study finds global reef shark conservation depends on a combination of protected areas and national fisheries...

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Mote’s Sea Turtle Patrol finds first nest of the 2024 season

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Mote debuts new interactive exhibit, Mystery Reef

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Mote Launches Sustainable Farming Program with Sarasota County

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A photo of Swiss chard grown by the Beginning Farmer Education Program.

Mote Science Education Aquarium’s STEM Teaching Labs Start to Take Shape

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