American Elasmobranch Society establishes Eugenie Clark Award

Dr. Eugenie Clark — the world-famous "Shark Lady" who founded Mote Marine Laboratory — was a visionary researcher and a trailblazer for women in science, especially the study of sharks and other fishes. To honor the memory of Clark, who passed away at age 92 on Feb. 25., and to continue inspiring scientists studying elasmobranchs — sharks, skates and rays — the American Elasmobranch Society (AES) in conjunction with Save Of Seas Foundation and Mote, have established the Eugenie Clark Award.

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Aquaponic fish and veggies make their dinner table debut

From farm-to-fork, sea vegetables and red drum, a saltwater fish species, grown at Mote Aquaculture Park (MAP) using aquaponics – raising seafood while using the wastewater to fertilize salt-loving crops – are making their way into Southwest Florida’s eco-friendly food scene.

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Mote and The Nature Conservancy partner in new pilot internship program

On Friday, July 24, Mote Marine Laboratory — an independent research institution that hosts interns from around the world — celebrated a new partnership with The Nature Conservancy, which gave five college interns a rigorous, marine research-based internship opportunity during the 2014-2015 school year.   Mote and The Nature Conservancy teamed up this year to create the pilot internship program Research Experiences for Undergraduates – LEAF Alumni.

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TripAdvisor names Mote 5th best U.S. Aquarium

Travelers have spoken and TripAdvisor has named Mote Aquarium in the Top 10 list of best U.S. aquariums, clinching the number five spot, according to TripAdvisor, which recently announced their 2015 Traveler’s Choice awards.

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September 12: Life’s a Beach Triathlon to raise funds for sea turtle conservation and research

It's time to grab your swimsuit, your most festive Hawaiian shirt and your running shoes for the 2015 Life's a Beach Triathlon  - an event organized by Endeavor Racing, LLC - on Sept. 12, 2015. For every full-price entry, the Life's a Beach Triathalon Endeavor Racing will donate $1 to Mote's Sea Turtle Conservation and Research Program, which has coordinated sea turtle conservation for more than 30 years along 35 miles of Sarasota County beaches.

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