Special Lecture Series
Mote's annual Special Lecture Series features exciting talks by ocean experts.
This year's lectures are Monday evenings from January 6 through 27, 2020. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and lectures take place from 6:30-8 p.m. in Mote Marine Laboratory's WAVE Center, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, 34236. Cost is $10 for members and $15 for non-members (per ticket per lecture). Registration is required for all.
2020 Speaker Lineup
Jan. 6: Amanda Foltz
"Beyond the cute, furry, flippery and scaly: The ins and outs of animal care"
Jan. 13: Kerri Scolardi
"The wild side of manatee research: How science and policy are saving a species"
Jan. 20: Dr. Randall S. Wells
"Insights into the lives of Sarasota Bay's bottlenose dolphins, from 50 years of research"
Jan. 27: Dr. Robert Hueter
"The great white shark in the great white north: In pursuit of the great white shark in the Northwest Atlantic"
Some of our past speakers:
Gretchen Lovewell, Program Manager for Mote's Stranding Investigation Program
Dr. Heather Page, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Mote
Dr. Phil Gravinese, Postdoctoral Fellow at Mote
Dr. Vince Lovko, Staff Scientist and Program Manager for Mote's Phytoplankton Ecology Program
Brian Skerry, Wildlife Photojournalist for National Geographic Magazine
Anne Doubilet, National Geographic Explorer and Photographer
Lad Akins, Director of Special Projects for REEF, which works with citizens to benefit marine ecosystems
Chris Fischer, Founding Chairman of OCEARCH
Dr. Justin Perrault, Sea Turtle Researcher and Mote Post-Doctoral Fellow
Dr. Gerald Pollack, Bioengineer and Author of "The Fourth Phase of Water: Beyond Solid, Liquid, and Vapor"
Dr. Kevan Main, Manager of Mote's Marine and Freshwater Aquaculture Research Program
Dr. Andrea Tarnecki, Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Marine Immunology Program
Dr. Robert Hueter, Associate Vice President for Research, Senior Scientist and Director of the Center for Shark Research
Dr. Shirley Pomponi, Research Professor, Executive Director of NOAA Cooperative Institute for Ocean Exploration, Research, and Technology at Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute
Dr. Dana Wetzel, Senior Scientist and Manager of the Environmental Laboratory for Forensics at Mote