Greenhouse gas can escape the deep ocean in surprising way, new study says

A new scientific journal article reports that carbon dioxide can emerge from the deep ocean in a surprising way — a new piece of the global carbon “puzzle” that researchers must solve to fully understand major issues like climate change.   The article, published recently in the peer-reviewed journal Marine Chemistry, was authored by a Mote Marine Laboratory scientist who performed the research with Georgia Institute of Technology and the Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l'Environnement in France. The study was funded in part by the U.S.-based National Science Foundation and France’s Agence Nationale de la Recherche.

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Moving U.S. Marine Aquaculture Forward: The Gulf Aquaculture Plan

The worldwide demand for seafood continues to grow, yet U.S. marine aquaculture (fish farming) produces far less seafood than aquaculture in Asia, Europe, Canada, Central and South America. More than 91 percent of the seafood consumed in the U.S. is imported. In 2011, the U.S. seafood trade deficit was $11.2 billion — second only to the trade deficit for oil.  Now, a new federal rule is poised to help the U.S. decrease that deficit by farm-raising more sustainable, domestic seafood in the Gulf of Mexico. Mote Marine Laboratory scientists are paying close attention to this unfolding story: The new federal rule opens doors for increasing seafood production using the kinds of sustainable and economically sound aquaculture practices that Mote researchers have been studying and developing independently for years.

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Mote campaign progress: $2 million gift for Keys building, $40-million campaign milestone

The Rick and Nancy Moskovitz Foundation has donated $2 million toward Mote Marine Laboratory’s new research and education facility in the Florida Keys — the largest donation for the planned building to date. The donation also marks a major milestone for Oceans of Opportunity: The Campaign for Mote Marine Laboratory: More than $40 million in commitments have been raised toward the $50 million goal of this Lab-wide fundraising effort, which was announced publicly in January 2015.

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Mote thanks Barancik Foundation for donation toward building new facility in Keys

Philanthropic donations for Mote Marine Laboratory’s new research and education facility in the Florida Keys have surpassed the $1.5 million mark with help from a new gift: a $325,000 donation from the Charles and Margery Barancik Foundation. Barancik Foundation representatives said they value the work Mote is doing at its existing property on Summerland Key, Fla., where the new facility will be built.

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Mote shark scientist shares updates from major Gulf expedition on M/V OCEARCH

A major shark-research expedition aboard the internationally known M/V OCEARCH tagged four sharks in the Gulf of Mexico as of Nov. 6, says a participating Mote Marine Laboratory scientist who is collecting and studying shark blood samples in this team effort to gather previously unattainable data on these important top predators.

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