Mote responds to first sea turtle hatchlings of 2017

On Saturday, June 17, 2017, Mote Marine Laboratory's sea turtle hatchling hospital was notified that a loggerhead turtle nest had been disturbed by wildlife on Manasota beach.  On the beach, permitted volunteers with Coastal Wildlife Club gathered the recently disturbed turtles and transported them to Mote’s hatchling hospital for care and observation.  Within 24 hours, all 51 hatchlings were deemed healthy and could be returned to the beach in the evening and made their way into the surf.

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June 18: Father’s Day freebie at Mote

This Father’s Day treat your dad to a FIN-tastic day at Mote Aquarium! Come visit all the animals, learn about the importance of our oceans and make memories that will last a lifetime.

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PHOTOS: 2017 World Oceans Day

Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium celebrated its 10th annual World Oceans Day Family Festival with over 1,000 visitors on Saturday, June 3.

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Mote releases loggerhead sea turtle off Lido Key

Mote Marine Laboratory released subadult loggerhead sea turtle "Ms. Marker" Monday, June 5, from Lido Key, following one-and-a-half months of rehabilitative care at Mote’s Sea Turtle Rehabilitation.  

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July 7-9: Lionfish Derby off Sarasota

Join Mote Marine Laboratory for the fourth annual Sarasota Lionfish Derby, which invites scuba divers to compete for more than $3,500 in cash prizes by netting or spearing lionfish in an effort to control the spread of this invasive species.

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