Dazzling with color and brimming with life, coral reefs around the world support 25 percent of marine life and are vital for healthy oceans that generate over 50 percent of the air we breathe. This year’s black-tie fundraising gala, Oceanic Evening, celebrates these mighty marine ecosystems and pays tribute to the scientists who are working to protect them.
The Ritz-Carlton Sarasota
Saturday, October 26, 2019, 6 p.m.
The 2019 Oceanic Evening is SOLD OUT. If you would like to be placed on a waitlist, please email Kate Knepper at email@example.com.
Mote Aquarium hours will be 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, closing at 1 p.m. due to anticipated traffic from Friday-evening road closures announced by the Town of Longboat Key.
(Normal hours, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., resume Saturday, Feb. 29.)