Mote partners with SciGirls to offer STEM summer camp for girls

The week of Fourth of July is all about girl power at Mote Marine Laboratory—this summer, Mote will be offering an exciting, free, week-long opportunity for girls going into grades 6th to 8th. Mote is partnering again with SciGirls, a NSF-funded informational science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) educational program started by the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) to spark girls’ interest and engagement in STEM.

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Mote to Host ‘Meet & Greet’ with Scientists from Upcoming OCEARCH Key West Expedition

On Friday, May 25, Mote Marine Laboratory will host a “Meet & Greet” reception with OCEARCH on Summerland Key, Florida.  This reception, from 6-8 p.m. at Mote’s Elizabeth Moore International Coral Reef Research and Restoration (IC2R3), will feature an overview of OCEARCH’s upcoming expedition from its Founding Chairman and Expedition Leader, Chris Fischer. Guests can also meet collaborating scientists involved in the expedition, including Dr. Robert Nowicki, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Mote.

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Podcast: Deluxe dwellings for awesome animals

How do Mote Aquarium staff develop exhibits healthy for animals and engaging for visitors? Mike Collins, Curator of Exhibits at Mote, tells Joe and Hayley about the excitement of developing a naturalistic home for Mote’s resident otters, the routine of cleaning fish habitats, and everything in between. How did Mike get involved in the professional aquarium world, why is the yellowhead jawfish one of his favorite fish species, and how does he gather and give great advice for marine animal care and exhibit development? Also, why shouldn't you tap on the glass? Tune in to find out!


Coral disease ‘firebreak’ works in short term. Next goal: Making it last

The progression of Caribbean yellow-band disease — a widespread killer of reef-building corals — can be significantly impeded by chiseling a “firebreak” around the diseased coral tissue, but more research is needed to maintain the firebreak long-term, reports a peer-reviewed research paper published this week in the journal PeerJ.

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Mote Announces May Presentation at Divers Direct in Key West

Mote Marine Laboratory will continue its new presentation series from 5-6 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at Divers Direct in Key West. These monthly events in the Florida Keys are free to the public and will feature a presentation from a marine scientist followed by a question and answer session. 

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Mote Continues Marathon Library Lecture Series on May 26

Mote Marine Laboratory will continue its new monthly lecture series from 3-4 p.m. Saturday, May 26, at the Marathon Branch Library. These monthly events are free to the public and will feature a presentation from a marine scientist followed by a question and answer session. 

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Mote scientist to speak at world-class collaboration for grey mullet aquaculture in Mediterranean

The grey mullet (Mugil cephalus) is just one of the six species selected for European program DIVERSIFY, a five year project to advance the knowledge and its practical application in the culture of new and emerging finfish species. Interest in the culture of grey mullet as a high quality source of protein has increased in Europe due to the fact that this fish species requires little or no dietary fish meal. Moreover, the salted and dried roe (bottarga) from females is considered a high prized delicacy and is an added value product from the culture of this species.

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