Siesta Key Crystal Classic Starts this Friday

Twenty-four Master Sand Sculptors from around the world are ready to compete in the 6th annual Siesta Key Crystal Classic International Sand Sculpting Festival, which opens to the public at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 13.

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Mote releases two rehabilitated sea turtles back into the wild

Mote Marine Laboratory and Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve released an adult Kemp’s ridley sea turtle named Mufasa and a juvenile green sea turtle named Mila back into the wild in the Ten Thousand Islands within Rookery Bay Reserve on Friday, Nov. 6.

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Snook Shindig Fishing Tournament prices reduced - register now!

Anglers are invited to a unique, science-focused snook tournament to be held by Mote Marine Laboratory on Nov. 13 – 14. This tournament includes great awards including fishing gear, artwork and gift certificates and raffles, fantastic door prizes, a bag of free items, special event t-shirt and a fabulous banquet in the courtyard of Mote Aquarium. Prices are reduced for this great event, register now!    

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Teach-A-Kid Fishing Clinic at Mote

Mote invites kids to discover the fun of sustainable fishing — not to mention why fish are so slippery, how to do the fishy art of Gyotaku and how anglers can make a “reel” difference for marine environments — at this year’s Snook Shindig Teach-A-Kid Fishing Clinic from 8:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Nov. 7.

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Mote announces crucial Campaign updates at annual fundraising gala, Oceanic Evening

This year, Mote Marine Laboratory is celebrating its 60-year history as an independent, non-profit “home grown” marine research institution with extensive expertise in conducting ocean science around the world. Mote celebrated its diamond anniversary with Oceanic Evening – its signature annual fundraising event – on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015 at The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota.

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Mote welcomes new postdoctoral research scientist focused on snook enhancement

Mote Marine Laboratory is pleased to welcome Dr. Ryan Schloesser, a postdoctoral scientist who will be working with the Fisheries Ecology & Enhancement Program to help develop and test responsible stock enhancement technology to help restore depleted snook populations and advance knowledge about wild snook stocks as part of the Lab’s Fisheries Conservation & Enhancement Initiative.

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