Sarasota County and Mote agree on terms for new Aquarium land

Today, Oct. 24, the Sarasota County Commission unanimously approved a significant step forward in establishing a new Mote Science Education Aquarium (Mote SEA) on approximately 12 acres in the Nathan Benderson Park, within a rapidly growing nexus for Sarasota and Manatee counties and the broader Southwest Florida region. Commissioners approved a term sheet developed by Mote and Sarasota County staff, which provides a path to formalize a full lease and conveyance agreement no later than the Jan. 30, 2019, Sarasota County Commission meeting.

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Mote launches Red Tide Institute for mitigation and control, thanks to founding donor

Mote Marine Laboratory leaders are thrilled to announce a major new step toward realizing a vision for addressing Florida red tide: a generous philanthropic investment of $1 million from The Andrew and Judith Economos Charitable Foundation to establish and support the first year of operations for the Red Tide Institute at Mote Marine Laboratory.

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Seafood farming film screening and tour during Eat Local Week

Want to know where your seafood comes from and how it could be produced more sustainably? Watch short films on sustainable seafood farming and hear from experts from the science, aquaculture and restaurant communities, and tour a seafood farming research facility, during Mote Marine Laboratory’s special events for Eat Local Week in Sarasota.

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Nov. 15 in Sarasota: Harmful algal bloom panel discussion

Curious about red tide and other harmful algal blooms? Hear from a panel of algae and water-quality experts during The Science of: Harmful Algal Blooms, presented on Nov. 15 by UF/FAS Extension Sarasota County and hosted by the Florida Waters Stewardship Program and Florida Sea Grant.

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Mote Welcomes New Member to Keys Advisory Council

Mote Marine Laboratory is pleased to welcome Mr. Peter Horton to its Florida Keys Advisory Council supporting Mote’s Elizabeth Moore International Center for Coral Reef Research & Restoration (IC2R3) on Summerland Key and the growing number of Mote programs throughout Monroe County.

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