The second annual Sarasota Lionfish Derby is an exciting and environmentally beneficial event that invites SCUBA divers and snorkelers to compete to collect as many lionfish as possible in an effort to control the spread of this invasive species.
Microsoft celebrated its grand opening at University Town Center (UTC) on June 11 by showing its support for local nonprofits — including presenting Mote Marine Laboratory with a $500,000 check worth of computer software.
Mote leaders helped promote Florida’s eco-friendly seafood and shared Mote’s research with ocean-focused professionals from policymakers to budding scientists during Capitol Hill Ocean Week (CHOW) from June 9-11 in Washington, D.C
Mote Marine Lab scientists plan to “listen” to mating aggregations of protected grouper species by combining two acoustic techniques in a new way, advancing research to benefit depleted and recovering fish stocks.
A manatee mother and her dependent calf – nicknamed Cola and Fizz – received a second chance at life in the wild after rehabilitation at the David A. Straz, Jr. Manatee Hospital at Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo.