Oct. 7: Free coffee reception for anyone interested in volunteering at Mote

Looking for a way to support marine life and your community? Learn about exciting volunteer opportunities at a free coffee reception Oct. 7 at Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. As a nonprofit, world-class marine research institution, the success of Mote depends on the support of the community.

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Q&A: Chinese fisheries scientists visit Mote, highlight need to meet growing seafood demand

With dwindling supplies of seafood for Earth’s growing population, fisheries enhancement and aquaculture (fish farming) research are needed more than ever, said Chinese scientists from the Yellow Sea Fisheries Research Institute (YSFRI) who visited Mote Marine Laboratory on Thursday and Friday to exchange knowledge under a long-term agreement designed to benefit fisheries.

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Mote treating stranded dolphin after rescue in Tampa Bay

An adult male dolphin that stranded Thursday, Sept. 17, on the east side of Tampa Bay is receiving 'round-the-clock care at Mote Marine Laboratory thanks to a great team rescue and response effort. Last updated: Sept. 23, 2015.

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Green sea turtle nesting breaks local record, loggerhead nesting looks strong

Mote Marine Laboratory scientists are excited to share the encouraging, preliminary results of their annual count of Southwest Florida sea turtle nests. During the 2015 nesting season that began May 1, Mote-monitored beaches from Longboat Key through Venice have hosted a record number of green sea turtle nests and potentially tied their past combined record for greens and loggerheads.

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Mote wins Best of Show award from VISIT FLORIDA

Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium's redesigned web site, www.mote.org, won Best of Show for its budget class on Monday during VISIT FLORIDA’s 48th Annual Florida Governor's Conference on Tourism in Tampa.

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Electrify the Island at Mote sparks enthusiasm for driving electric

Electric vehicles and other eco-friendly technologies showed their power during “Electrify the Island”: the Sarasota-based kickoff event for the fifth annual National Drive Electric Week, which featured local events across the nation.   It was Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium’s third year hosting the event on its City Island campus, and the fourth annual celebration held in Sarasota.

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