With one simple vote, help our sea turtle scientists receive a $5,000 grant

Mote Marine Laboratory's Sea Turtle Conservation & Research Program has been nominated for the "Summer Sea Turtle Sustainability Grant," which was set up to provide funding to a nonprofit group providing sea turtle nesting surveys during this time of the pandemic.

You can vote between now and June 1 (one vote per person) and the winner will receive a $5,000 check and one other group will receive a $1,000 check.

  • Please visit www.seaturtles.org/vote
    Submit your vote for Mote Marine Laboratory. Then please share this with your friends on social media to support our amazing turtle team.

The winner will be announced June 5 and the funding will be received by June 15!

Mote's Sea Turtle Conservation & Research Program has coordinated conservation of endangered and threatened sea turtles on 35 miles of local beaches for nearly four decades. The program provides vital data on sea turtle nesting to support conservation and management, while conducting scientific studies including tagging sea turtles with satellite transmitters to track their migrations.

All of Mote's beach monitoring is conducted with permission from local government and with a heightened awareness for social distancing and cleaning procedures. Mote's sea turtle activities are conducted under Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Marine Turtle Permits 027, 054, 070, 048, and 028. 

Visit mote.org/2020nesting for update on sea turtle nesting along Mote-monitored beaches from Longboat Key through Venice.