Podcast: White shark scientists strike gold

Mote Senior Scientist Dr. Bob Hueter returns to discuss a highly successful research expedition focused on great white sharks off Nova Scotia. Seven white sharks were caught, tagged, sampled and released, supporting 15 projects by 25 scientists at 18 institutions, during this expedition conducted by the organization OCEARCH with Hueter as Chief Expedition Scientist during late September-early October 2018. Hueter discusses where the white sharks have been tracked, what other scientific questions are being asked about them, what conservation and safety questions scientist must answer as white shark populations rebound, and what it was like to work with a whopping, 15-foot-plus, white shark nicknamed “Luna.” Track white sharks tagged during OCEARCH expeditions at: ocearch.org

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Podcast: Mote Aquarium past, present and future

Dan Bebak joined Mote Aquarium as an intern, and over decades he's advanced to lead its operations as Vice President of Mote's Education, Aquarium & Outreach Division. In this episode, he shares his memories from the early Aquarium along with Mote's vision for the Aquarium's future, which is tied closely to the future of the expanding research at Mote Marine Laboratory. Bebak and his colleagues are working hard toward a rebirth of the current Aquarium - as Mote Science Education Aquarium (Mote SEA) - at a new mainland location easily reached by residents and visitors to Sarasota and Manatee counties in Florida. The new Mote Science Education Aquarium will be an awesome new learning hub where science is the attraction. Tune in to hear about the process of creating it!  

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