Mote Honors Volunteers for Decades of Service

Mote Marine Laboratory honored its volunteers — including some who have served for more than 25 years — and recognized their valuable contributions to the Lab’s mission. “You all are really something special,” said Dr. Michael P. Crosby, President and CEO of Mote. “It has been a busy year, and you’ve been right in the middle of our growth and impact,” Crosby said. “You’ve helped us educate hundreds of thousands of people, and you’ve served every area of this Lab from science and education to administration and facilities.”

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Lots of baby scallops found at Mote restoration site in Sarasota Bay

Mote Marine Laboratory scientists and a Japanese colleague recently tallied a record number of “baby” scallops from their restoration site in Sarasota Bay — good news for Mote’s community-wide partnership working to replenish the Bay’s depleted scallop populations.

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Siesta Key Sand Sculpting Event Raises $20,000 for Sea Turtles

The sand-sculpting event that drew thousands to Siesta Key last year has raised $20,000 for the Key’s original beachgoers: sea turtles.  On Thursday, Feb. 26, organizers of the fifth annual Siesta Key Crystal Classic Master Sand Sculpting Competition presented their generous donation from the 2014 event to the Sea Turtle Conservation and Research Program at Mote Marine Laboratory

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Kids Get Head Start on Mote’s Run for the Turtles

Youth Challenge Grant from Positive Tracks & Gulf Coast Community Foundation Invites Kids to Pitch in Before Run on April 4 Ready your running shoes for a fabulous fundraiser benefiting sea turtle conservation — and tell the young folks in your life they can get moving early for a $37,000 head start.http://bit.ly/moterun4turtles

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