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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Mote releases green sea turtle off Anna Maria Island

Mote Marine Laboratory released a juvenile green sea turtle named “Shoshi” off Anna Maria Island Thursday morning, May 10. Members of Anna Maria Turtle Watch and beach-goers cheered on little Shoshi as it made its way back into the water.

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Future tech experts invited to dive into Mote’s afternoon summer camps

As part of Mote's efforts to share ocean literacy with more than 20,000 students a year, Mote summer camps helps students gain steam in STEM education (science, technology, engineering and math) even when school is out.  Mote summer campers can recover lost underwater robots in a science-y simulated mission, be immersed in hands-on experiments and even “test the waters” of various marine science careers.  

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Mote Welcomes Visiting Postdoctoral Research Fellow from Germany

Mote Marine Laboratory welcomes visiting Postdoctoral Research Fellow from the German Research Foundation in Germany, Dr. Hanna R. Koch. Koch joins the growing team of next-generation scientists at Mote’s Elizabeth Moore International Center for Coral Reef Research & Restoration (IC2R3) on Summerland Key, Florida.

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Podcast: Mote interns: An ocean of possibilities

Are you seeking a marine science internship? Or simply want to know how Mote works with students from various states, countries and backgrounds?  Mote’s internship guru, Student Engagement Coordinator Gina Santoianni, tells Hayley and Joe how Mote interns participate in lab and field research, aid science educators, apply graphic design skills to ocean outreach, and much more. Students can learn a thing or two from Gina’s own career path, starting with an education and early internships focused on environmental policy, moving through marine science education to her current position coordinating internships at Mote. Whether you want to apply or simply want to discover the work of Mote’s mighty interns, you’ll learn plenty!

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Friday: Celebration of life honoring Dr. John Reynolds III

Mote Marine Laboratory and the family of Dr. John Reynolds III invite you to remember the life and legacy of this influential scientist, conservationist and advocate at a celebration honoring his life at 2 p.m. Friday afternoon, May 4, in Mote’s WAVE Center at 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway.

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