Happy New Year from “Two Sea Fans” hosts Joe and Hayley! This year-in-review episode recaps and updates many of Mote Marine Laboratory’s stories from 2018. From the challenges of red tide and coral disease to the highlights of shark-tagging expeditions, sea turtle nesting and cool ocean chemistry studies, this special episode will help you catch up on the life and times of our favorite working marine Lab, its public Aquarium, and the amazing humans and animals that make it a special place.
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Marine animals run across many harmful, environmental contaminants. If they survive exposure, are they really "out of the woods," or will their health (and even their offspring's health) change? Mote Marine Laboratory Senior Scientist Dr. Dana Wetzel investigates the presence and impacts of contaminants — including oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill in the Gulf of Mexico — as one key focus of her Environmental Laboratory for Forensics based at Mote’s Sarasota, Florida, campus. In this episode, hosts Joe and Hayley ask Dr. Wetzel about the questions her lab is working to answer, including the latest steps in long-running research in partnership with Dr. Kevan Main, focusing on oil exposure in fishes.