Coral disease ‘firebreak’ works in short term. Next goal: Making it last

The progression of Caribbean yellow-band disease — a widespread killer of reef-building corals — can be significantly impeded by chiseling a “firebreak” around the diseased coral tissue, but more research is needed to maintain the firebreak long-term, reports a peer-reviewed research paper published this week in the journal PeerJ.

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Mote Announces May Presentation at Divers Direct in Key West

Mote Marine Laboratory will continue its new presentation series from 5-6 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at Divers Direct in Key West. These monthly events in the Florida Keys are free to the public and will feature a presentation from a marine scientist followed by a question and answer session. 

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Mote Continues Marathon Library Lecture Series on May 26

Mote Marine Laboratory will continue its new monthly lecture series from 3-4 p.m. Saturday, May 26, at the Marathon Branch Library. These monthly events are free to the public and will feature a presentation from a marine scientist followed by a question and answer session. 

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Mote scientist to speak at world-class collaboration for grey mullet aquaculture in Mediterranean

The grey mullet (Mugil cephalus) is just one of the six species selected for European program DIVERSIFY, a five year project to advance the knowledge and its practical application in the culture of new and emerging finfish species. Interest in the culture of grey mullet as a high quality source of protein has increased in Europe due to the fact that this fish species requires little or no dietary fish meal. Moreover, the salted and dried roe (bottarga) from females is considered a high prized delicacy and is an added value product from the culture of this species.

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