Mote’s white shark research gets fin-tastic boost from Disney Conservation Fund

Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium is pleased to announce that support from the Disney Conservation Fund (DCF) will aid Mote’s mission of studying white sharks, their life cycle and habitat use, through collaboration with the nonprofit OCEARCH. Support from DCF will allow Mote to deploy an additional 12 satellite tags used to collect key data about white shark movements and habitats.

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2020 Holiday Gift Guide

This holiday season, we could all use a little joy—OK, make that a lot! Mote's holiday gift guide below is overflowing with fun and meaningful gifts that support our mission and the sea.

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Respect the Saw: International Sawfish Day 2020

Celebrate International Sawfish Day on Oct. 17, 2020 by learning more about these "flat sharks" and how you can help them! Visit Mote Aquarium from 11-2 on Oct. 17 for some cool giveaways!

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Podcast: Why Sawfish Day and #BlackinMarineScience week should be on your calendar

Today’s episode makes us twice as happy because we have two excellent topics in store! Our guest, Jasmin Graham, has studied some of the most unusual-looking, endangered animals in the sea—sawfish, aka “danger snoots”—and she’s now advancing a critical mission: helping marine science become a more diverse field by increasing its accessibility to underrepresented minority students and researchers. Jasmin serves as Project Coordinator of MarSci-LACE (Marine Science Laboratory Alliance Center of Excellence), a multi-partner effort led by Mote and supported by a National Science Foundation grant as part of the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation. Today, she helps hosts Joe and Hayley get ready and get excited for International Sawfish Day (Oct. 17) and #BlackInMarineScience week (Nov. 29-Dec. 5) celebrated with Mote’s Empowerment Panel event! In addition to sharing her work at Mote, Jasmin tells us about her leadership of the organization Minorities in Shark Science.  

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