Mote Marine Laboratory scientists are excited to share their world-class research with you during our Special Lecture Series on Monday evenings in January 2021! This year includes four amazing talks about frontiers in seafood farming (aquaculture), the latest efforts to mitigate Florida red tide, the male-female dynamics in sea turtle populations, and the mysteries of chemical communication and ecotoxicology.

Each lecture is a live, virtual video presentation. Guests can submit questions for the Q&A session at the end. A link to the virtual video will be provided via email after ticket purchase.

Advance registration is required. Tickets are $10 ($5 for Mote Members). Register using each button below. For further assistance, questions or concerns, contact Susan May at (941)388-4441 ext. 392 or by email at

  • 5:30 p.m. Jan. 4: Dr. Kevan Main presents: "Frontiers in Aquaculture: Food, Health & the Environment"

Register for Jan. 4 lecture


  • 5:30 p.m. Jan. 11: Dr. Cindy Heil presents: "Red Tide Mitigation: Just How Close Are We?"

Register for Jan. 11 lecture


  • 5:30 p.m. Jan. 18: Dr. Jake Lasala presents: "How Many Males Are There? Sea Turtle Conservation & Research Program's Research Expands"

Register for Jan. 18 lecture


  • 5:30 p.m. Jan. 25: Dr. Aileen Maldonado presents: "The Mysterious World of Chemical Communication & Ecotoxicology"

Register for Jan. 25 lecture


Mote's 2021 Special Lecture Series is presented by Community Foundation of Sarasota County and Fiduciary Wealth Advisors.