Mote summer camp programs expand

Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium is excited to announce an expanded lineup of summer camps. Mote Summer Camp 2017 offers more opportunities for kids to learn about their local waters, from the beautiful Sarasota Bay to the Florida Keys, in a fun and engaging way. Registration is open now for summer camps from June-August. Ages range from pre-K through high school.

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House divided: Mote’s manatees predict different teams to win Super Bowl LI

Wednesday, Feb. 1, Mote's resident manatees, Hugh and Buffett, predicted the winner of the Super Bowl for the 10th year in a row. So, who will win the big game? Well, it depends on who you ask. Buffett, who has the better record, predicts that the Atlanta Falcons will win while Hugh predicts the New England Patriots will win.

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Podcast: When marine life strands, who you gonna call?

Mote’s Stranding Investigations Program responds 24 hours a day, 365 days per year, to reports of injured, sick or dead marine mammals and sea turtles in Mote’s local area, Sarasota and Manatee counties in southwest Florida. Gretchen Lovewell, Manager of this program, tells Hayley and Joe what it takes to rescue dolphins and other animals in need, what people can expect when they call Mote’s stranding pager, and about the occasional “false alarm” calls that add surprising humor to a challenging job. (To report stranded marine life in Sarasota and Manatee counties, call this program at 941-988-0212.)