To celebrate her 92nd birthday, Dr. Eugenie Clark is returning to the Red Sea — where she did research before founding Mote Marine Laboratory — and this time, you can join her. Spots on this unique trip are being claimed quickly. RSVP now to ensure your spot.
- From April 29-May 6, travel to Israel and Jordan to dive reefs with more than 2,500 species of marine life, discover stunning landscapes and local culture at some of Earth’s most historic places and learn from Mote leaders and their international colleagues about how they are working together today to advance marine science.
“This journey will be one of a kind,” said Mote’s President and CEO, Dr. Michael P. Crosby, who will escort trip participants and share his personal history and Mote’s ongoing projects in the region. “Israel, Jordan and the Red Sea are not only some of the most significant places in human history — they are a modern hub of marine research, conservation and science-based diplomacy, and they are places near and dear both to me and to Dr. Clark.”
Dr. Crosby has worked closely with top Israeli and Jordanian researchers since 1994. He led Israeli and Jordanian partners in the Red Sea Marine Peace Park Cooperative Research, Monitoring and Management Program — an effort to protect coral reefs that support thousands of species in the Gulf of Aqaba. He is also a former chairman of the United States-Israel Binational Science Foundation Board of Governors and has served on the Board since he was appointed by the U.S. State Department in 2002.