Respect the Saw: International Sawfish Day 2020

Celebrate International Sawfish Day on Oct. 17, 2020 by learning more about these "flat sharks" and how you can help them! Visit Mote Aquarium from 11-2 on Oct. 17 for some cool giveaways!

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Podcast: Why Sawfish Day and #BlackinMarineScience week should be on your calendar

Today’s episode makes us twice as happy because we have two excellent topics in store! Our guest, Jasmin Graham, has studied some of the most unusual-looking, endangered animals in the sea—sawfish, aka “danger snoots”—and she’s now advancing a critical mission: helping marine science become a more diverse field by increasing its accessibility to underrepresented minority students and researchers. Jasmin serves as Project Coordinator of MarSci-LACE (Marine Science Laboratory Alliance Center of Excellence), a multi-partner effort led by Mote and supported by a National Science Foundation grant as part of the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation. Today, she helps hosts Joe and Hayley get ready and get excited for International Sawfish Day (Oct. 17) and #BlackInMarineScience week (Nov. 29-Dec. 5) celebrated with Mote’s Empowerment Panel event! In addition to sharing her work at Mote, Jasmin tells us about her leadership of the organization Minorities in Shark Science.  

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A busy season at Mote’s Hatchling Hospital

Rescued sea turtle hatchlings have received plenty of TLC in Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium’s Hatchling Hospital during summer and early fall 2020. As September drew to a close, Mote staff reported that 1,400 of these baby sea turtles have completed their hospital stay and returned to the ocean.

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