Sept. 1-2: Support Mote during annual Giving Challenge

Mote Marine Laboratory — which turned 60 this year — is sharing 60 awesome reasons why the community should support the Lab during the 2015 Giving Challenge. This 24-hour online fundraising event runs from from noon on Sept. 1 through noon on Sept. 2. Instead of a telethon, the Giving Challenge is an “Internet-a-thon” that allows the community to support nonprofits in Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte and Desoto counties, through online donations that will be matched by area organizations.

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Rare Shark Tagged Near Cuba “Phones Home” Near U.S. Coast

A rare longfin mako shark satellite-tagged near Cuba recently “phoned home” off the U.S. Atlantic coast, say Mote Marine Laboratory scientists and colleagues who tagged the mako during the first-ever expedition to satellite-tag sharks in Cuban waters.

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Oct. 3: Support Mote at second annual masquerade gala

Enjoy an enchanted evening full of dancing and mystery while supporting Mote Marine Laboratory at the second annual masquerade gala, Bal Masque: Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. The gala takes place Saturday, Oct. 3., at the Sarasota Opera House, 61 N. Pineapple Avenue, Sarasota, Fla., 34236.

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Sharky’s on the Pier supports research at Mote

On Friday, Aug. 14, Sharky’s on the Pier donated $1,100 to help advance Mote Marine Laboratory's research. The donation will be split evenly among four Mote research programs: Ecotoxicology, Sea Turtle Conservation and Research, Coral Reef Restoration and Fisheries Habitat Ecology.

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Shark Days at Mote: a success!

Mote Marine Laboratory extends a huge thank you to all who came out to celebrate the first Shark Days at Mote: Real Sharks, Real Science.

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Mote and FWC release snook into acclimation enclosures in Sarasota Bay

On Tuesday, Aug. 11, scientists of Mote Marine Laboratory and Florida’s Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) placed hatchery-reared juvenile snook into acclimation enclosures in Sarasota Bay – and will release the fish into the wild from the enclosures on Friday, Aug. 14 – as part of an ongoing research project focused on finding the most effective methods to replenish and enhance wild snook populations.

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