Summer gets clammy: Shellfish restoration study under way

Conservationists are ramping up clam-restoration efforts now in Sarasota Bay, Florida — locally the first of their kind — in partnership with Mote Marine Laboratory scientists who study how to fine-tune shellfish restoration methods to benefit the Bay.

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June 23: Learn to monitor for coral bleaching during Mote’s training at Marathon Library

Learn to monitor for coral bleaching — a significant challenge for Florida Keys reefs — during the next talk in Mote Marine Laboratory’s  monthly lecture series from 3-4 p.m. Saturday, June 23, at the Marathon Branch Library. These monthly events are free to the public and will feature a presentation from a marine scientist followed by a question and answer sessio

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Podcast: ‘Croc School’ graduate

From crocodilians to cuttlefish, Brian Siegel takes care of several species that capture our imaginations. Hosts Joe and Hayley especially wanted to hear about Brian's work with crocodilians - a group including alligators, crocodiles, caimans and gharials. Did you know that there are only two alligator species? Do you know how gators replace their teeth? Are you curious why Brian attended "Croc School"? That's the nickname for the Association of Zoos & Aquariums' program officially called Crocodilian Biology and Captive Management. Brian, a Senior Aquarium Biologist at Mote, is learning new reptile facts all the time and loves engaging in croc talk.

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See a whale shark in the Gulf? Call Mote immediately!

Mote Marine Laboratory received a report of five whale sharks — Earth’s largest fish species — about 40 miles off Anna Maria Island last weekend, and Mote scientists are asking members of the public to report new sightings off Florida’s Gulf Coast immediately.

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