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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Grant for New Boat Enhances Mote’s Animal Rescues

The animal rescue and recovery team at Mote Marine Laboratory recently received $12,104 from the Sea Turtle Grants Program to purchase a new boat that will enhance Mote’s response to distressed sea turtles, dolphins and whales and enable new research about the threats they face.

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