Making the Case for Dugong Conservation in Malaysia

A new project under way in Malaysia is focused on a vulnerable population of dugongs with the goal of using findings to help save the nation’s dwindling population and improve human health along the way.

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Mote Marine Laboratory Scientists Attacking Coral Decline on Many Fronts

NOAA announced this week new protections for coral with the listing of 20 new species as “threatened” — including five species found in the Florida Keys where Mote Marine Laboratory has been studying coral ecosystems and developing new restoration methodologies for more than 15 years.

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For the Love of Shellfish: Scallop Search Draws Community Together

The annual Scallop Search led by the nonprofit Sarasota Bay Watch tallied 40 scallops on Saturday, Aug. 23, surpassing the count of 11 from last year. The event drew more than 130 volunteers, strengthening the local community’s commitment to monitor and restore scallop populations in Sarasota Bay.  The search team included many volunteer “citizen scientists” along with Mote Marine Laboratory researchers who are co-leading local efforts to restore scallops.

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Red Tide Update

During the past week, the ongoing bloom of Florida red tide remained patchy and offshore between Dixie and northern Pinellas counties, according to the statewide red tide update provided Friday, Aug. 22, by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and including results from Mote Marine Laboratory, the University of South Florida and others.

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Red Tide Update 8-13-14

The red tide bloom remains offshore of Florida’s Gulf Coast, and no impacts have been detected alongshore this week as of Wednesday, Aug. 13.

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