Sea Turtle Rescued by Coast Guard released after care at Mote Marine Lab

A loggerhead sea turtle rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard and treated for boat-strike injuries at Mote Marine Laboratory was returned to the wild today, May 8, from Lido Key in Sarasota County. The 255-pound, adult female turtle is nicknamed “Mrs. Turt Lee” after Chief Petty Officer Ekahi Lee, supervisor of the Coast Guard crewmembers who rescued the animal.

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Five years after Deepwater Horizon, research continues

The Deepwater Horizon oil rig sank on April 22, 2010, after an explosion on April 20 that killed 11 workers and set off one of the worst environmental disasters in our nation's history. Today, Mote Marine Laboratory is advancing new research related to the spill, focusing on the health of key fishes in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Pine View School, Mote and Freedom Boat Club Partner in Earth Day Conservation Initiative

In honor of Earth Day, April 22, three community partners are working together in a fishing line recycling and recovery initiative originally designed by Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota, produced by Pine View School’s Civics students, Sustainability@PV members, and PeaceJam Ambassadors in Osprey, and now featured on boats in Freedom Boat Club’s extensive Southwest Florida fishing fleet. All three organizations are participating in the “Stow It-Don’t Throw It” initiative, a program originally conceived in 2008 by Mote Senior Biologist Kim Bassos-Hull and Mote high school intern Sean Russell, current project director of Stow It-Don’t Throw It. 

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Sarasota anglers honor Mote scientist

The Sarasota Sportfishing Anglers Club recently presented its Don Roehr Memorial Conservation Award to Mote Marine Laboratory senior scientist Dr. Robert Hueter — the first scientist to receive the award in its quarter-century history.

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