About Hayley

As Creative Content Manager, Hayley Rutger applies her love of science writing, graphic design and photography to support communications for all of the world-class research, education and outreach programs at Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium.

Hayley's work appears in Mote Magazine, exhibits at Mote Aquarium, Mote’s web site, marketing materials, social media, fundraising campaigns and more. She helps the public gain a better understanding of scientific research and marine conservation efforts taking place in Southwest Florida and around the world. Through these efforts, she works to help the Lab fulfill the goals in its guiding “roadmap,” the Beyond 2020 Vision & Strategic Plan.


Email: hrutger@mote.org

Phone: (941) 388-4441 x365

Articles by Hayley

Mote Magazine Fall 2023

In this edition, discover how our team at Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium is: growing a program to bolster populations of algae-eating Caribbean king crabs, stuyding manatees by taking photos of their unique markings, especially boat proellers, surveying global reef sites to determine where sharks...

Spring 2023 Mote Magazine is here!

In this edition, discover how our team at Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium is: shedding light on dolphin deaths using forensics tools; bringing Aquarium visitors into the world of "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea"; studying the underwater impacts of Hurricane Ian; honoring diverse trailblazers in STEM...

Helping manatees: Mote scientist on PBS

It's tough to be a Florida manatee right now. With declining seagrass to eat and multiple other threats from cold snaps to harmful algae, these threatened mammals need all the help they can get. Meet a Mote Marine Laboratory scientist who is working to help manatees—Mote Postdoctoral Research Fellow...