Super Bowl LIII Prediction

Who will win Super Bowl LIII? Mote Aquarium resident manatees Hugh and Buffett have placed their bets!

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Mote secures formal, long-term plan for new Aquarium land

The Sarasota County Commission unanimously approved an agreement for Mote Marine Laboratory’s use of county-owned land in Nathan Benderson Park for the site of its planned new Science Education Aquarium during the county commission meeting today, Jan. 30.

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Mote exhibit ads earn national honors

Marketing efforts for two environmental education exhibits at Mote Aquarium won multiple HSMAI Adrian Awards, a top honor in the hospitality and tourism community, during a Jan. 22 ceremony at the New York Marriott Marquis.

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So long, Salem: Mote returns bottlenose dolphin to the ocean

A bottlenose dolphin rehabilitated at Mote Marine Laboratory since Halloween 2018 was returned to the ocean on Jan. 28, nearly 2 miles off north Anna Maria Island, Florida, after Mote staff and volunteers dedicated more than 6,000 hours to her recovery.

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Visiting fisheries scholar at Mote will contribute to ‘baby’ snook research

Mote Marine Laboratory is pleased to welcome Dr. Lee Fuiman as the new William R. and Lenore Mote Eminent Scholar Chair in Fisheries Ecology and Enhancement, an award from Florida State University (FSU) and Mote that will support Fuiman’s collaboration with Mote scientists studying sportfishes and aquaculture (fish farming).

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Podcast: Big questions about ‘baby’ fish

Today we meet Dr. Lee Fuiman, who investigates how fish "make a living" during the early parts of their lives. He is especially interested in how the diets of adult fish can influence their babies, or larvae. Dr. Fuiman was recently selected as the new William R. and Lenore Mote Eminent Scholar Chair in Fisheries Ecology and Enhancement, an award from Florida State University and Mote that will support his collaboration with Mote scientists studying sportfishes and aquaculture (fish farming). Dr. Fuiman, Director of the Fisheries and Mariculture Laboratory at the Marine Science Institute of the University of Texas (UT) at Austin, will spend four of the next six months based at Mote’s Sarasota County campuses, exchanging knowledge related to his focus on larval fish ecology and physiological ecology. His research includes a focus on improving fisheries stock enhancement efforts - a goal near and dear to Mote scientists. Mote's "Two Sea Fans" hosts Hayley and Joe were delighted to learn that Dr. Fuiman produces the podcast and radio production "Science And The Sea," whose recent episode "Changing Eggs" highlights a redfish study Dr. Fuiman discussed here on "Two Sea Fans." Read the Jan. 22, 2019, news release about Dr. Fuiman's work with Mote.

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