Mote scientist joins Pacific Congress of Marine Science and Technology (PACON) Board of Directors

Mote Marine Laboratory scientist, Dr. Kenneth Leber, has been nominated and unanimously approved as the newest member of Pacific Congress of Marine Science and Technology (PACON) Board of Directors. PACON is an international organization comprised of marine scientists, engineers, industrialists, and policy-makers dedicated to sharing state-of-the-art marine science and technology and the appropriate applications of this technology from countries around the Pacific Rim and beyond.

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Mote to host professional development workshop for teachers

On November 4-5, Mote’s education staff will be hosting another session of their professional development workshop series for southwest Florida high school teachers. This session’s theme is Florida coastal mammals and is continuation of series launched earlier this year.

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Children 3-5 can discover ocean science with Mote and The Out-of-Door Academy

Children ages 3-5 and their families are invited to three exciting, marine science outreach programs led by Mote Marine Laboratory and The Out-of-Door Academy (ODA) in Sarasota County. Through these free educational programs from 10-11 a.m. on Nov. 4, 2017, Feb. 3 and April 14, 2018, participants will learn about marine animals’ survival strategies, about keeping the environment clean, and about how the ocean connects people everywhere.

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Podcast: Marine biomedical research since 1979

Photo copyright: Mote Marine Laboratory. Meet a research pioneer with 38 years of history at Mote Marine Laboratory. In 1979, Dr. Carl Luer founded Mote’s Marine Biomedical Research Program, which investigates subjects such as cancer and infection using marine organisms — particularly sharks, stingrays and skates — rather than classic lab animals such as rats or rabbits. Luer arrived a year after Mote moved to its current home on City Island, Sarasota. Back then, the Lab’s second floor was partially complete, the staff comprised fewer than 20 people (compared with more than 200 today) and the campus grounds were wilder — occasional rattlesnakes and all. Tune in as Luer shares his history and scientific advances through teamwork with Mote’s Marine Immunology Program manager, Dr. Cathy Walsh.

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