Mote's 2017 Special Lecture Series will delve into the deep sea, explore stingray conservation in the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea, share what is happening with Florida red tide on the Suncoast, learn how snook are our neighbors and much more. The Series showcases world-famous speakers discussing marine-related topics on Monday evenings in February and March.
Mote is proud to offer this Series thanks to our presenting sponsors Robert and Jill Williams. Corporate sponsorship provided by Mariash Lowther Wealth Management.
Free for Mote Members! See non-member pricing below.
Lectures and speakers
(Details at: www.mote.org/lecture)
Monday, February 27 - Kim Bassos-Hull, Senior Biologist in the Shark Biology & Conservation Program at Mote "Connecting for Conservation: Research on Marine Rays in the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea."
Monday, March 6 - Dr. Nicole Rhody, Staff Scientist in the Marine & Fresh Water Aquaculture Program at Mote "Making the Case for Fish Farming: How Mote is Advancing Sustainable Aquaculture Production in the United States and Beyond."
Monday, March 13 - Dr. Richard Pierce, Senior Scientist, Program Manager, and Associate Vice President for Research at Mote "Red Tide: What’s New and What’s True." SOLD OUT.
Monday, March 20 - Dr. Ryan Schloesser, Postdoctoral Scientist in the Fisheries Ecology & Enhancement Program at Mote "Enhancing Snook Populations: How Juveniles use Habitats in YOUR Backyard."
Monday, March 27 - Captain Alfred S. McLaren, Captain, U.S. Navy (retired), Ph.D. "Silent and Unseen"
Details for Attendees
Time, Day & Dates: Mondays at 6:30 p.m. from February 27-March 27.
Location: Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium's WAVE Center, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, FL, 34236.
Tickets: $10 (per ticket per lecture); $5 for Mote volunteers (who are not Mote members); $5 for teachers and students; free for Mote members. Advance registrations are required, including for Mote Members. A limited number of tickets might be available at the door on lecture nights, but availability is not guaranteed. Tickets are non-refundable unless Mote cancels the lecture. Ticket sales close at 3 p.m. on the day of the lecture or when tickets sell out. Please note: Member discount (in this case, free admission) will require a promotion code, please call the Membership Office.
- To register, click here.
Seating: Doors open at 5:30 p.m. to the WAVE Center for lecture guests to enjoy a cocktail hour (cash bar) before the lectures begin at 6:30 p.m. Ticket holders will be seated on a first-come, first-served basis.
Questions: Please call (941) 388-4441.