Red Tide Update: Robots Help Researchers, Forecasters Monitor Bloom

Underwater robots “Waldo” from Mote Marine Laboratory and “Bass” from University of South Florida (USF) have been hard at work monitoring the offshore bloom of Florida red tide and surrounding ocean conditions since they were deployed on Aug. 1. Their results are helping shape short-term bloom forecasts.

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The Reviews Are In: Mote Aquarium is Tops

Travelers have spoken and Mote Aquarium made the Top 10 list of best U.S. aquariums, so says TripAdvisor, which announced their 2014 Traveler’s Choice awards this week.

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FWC Reports Offshore Red Tide, Mote Scientists Gear up to Learn More

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) reported last week that a bloom of Florida red tide was confirmed in water samples collected offshore of Hernando County, in the area of a large fish kill. Satellite images suggested the bloom was 80 miles long and 50 miles wide and was 40- 90 miles offshore between Dixie and Pasco counties.

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Publix Supports Marine Science Education at Mote

Publix Super Markets Charities presented a $12,500 grant to Mote Marine Laboratory Monday, July 28, for scholarships to help under-served students in the Sarasota area participate in Mote’s informal science education programs.  

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Ruth DeLynn: 1926-2014

Ruth DeLynn, the creator and curator of one of the most important and extensive collections of dolphin and whale bones in the nation, died on July 8 following a long-term illness.

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