Senior Mote scientist on OCEARCH shark expedition in Canada

Dr. Bob Hueter, Senior Scientist, Director of the Center for Shark Research, Program Manager, Perry W. Gilbert Chair in Shark Research, is serving as the Expedition Chief Scientist aboard the vessel M/V OCEARCH off the coast of Nova Scotia for a month-long white shark tagging expedition.

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Scientists, resource managers share major updates on tackling Florida red tide

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Florida Department of Health and Mote Marine Laboratory gathered on Monday, Sept. 24, for the State of Florida’s press announcement of a new partnership initiative to address red tide.  A related roundtable discussion with scientists and local stakeholder groups shared important updates on Florida’s state-local-private partnership efforts to manage red tide impacts.

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Mote welcomes Jordanian Fulbright Scholar studying coastal lagoons

Mote Marine Laboratory is pleased to welcome Dr. Riyad Manasrah, recipient of a prestigious Fulbright Visiting Scholar Award from the Middle Eastern nation of Jordan. Manasrah will investigate the physical and chemical dynamics of coastal ocean lagoons in the northern Gulf of Aqaba, Red Sea, to determine environmental status and threats to these critical ecosystems, as well as options and recommendations for sustainable use of such systems through his Fulbright award spanning September 2018 through May 2019.

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Dolphin unusual mortality event demands intensive response from Mote and partners

Mote Stranding Investigations Program Manager Gretchen Lovewell has been designated by the NOAA Fisheries Southeast Regional Administrator as the On-site Coordinator for this bottlenose dolphin unusual mortality event to provide on-site leadership and expertise, evaluate the response, coordinate data management, and compile results of data and analyses from partner organizations. 

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