Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium scientists participated in a conference consisting of a series of workshops that brought together over 600 coral restoration practitioners, researchers, students and resource managers from around the world to share the latest techniques, technologies and science to dramatically scale-up the impact and reach of coral reef restoration. Held at Ocean Reef Club near Key Largo, Florida, this week-long event highlighted efforts made by Mote staff across a multitude of specialized research.
In the shallow salt water of the Gulf of Mexico swims a female manatee and her calf, tooling around and grazing on seagrass. The manatee calls to her calf, but what is she trying to say? Dr. Beth Brady, a Mote Postdoctoral Research Fellow, strives to answer that question.