Sean Russell, a rising star in marine conservation and outreach, has received a national-level Brower Youth Award for launching an educational campaign about marine debris — a project that ties back to his high school internship at Mote Marine Lab.
Mote Marine Laboratory is pleased to announce that Elaina Todd has been hired as the Lab’s Community Engagement Coordinator. Todd will help Mote share its world-class marine science with people of all ages, particularly by helping underserved and underrepresented groups participate and stay connected with STEM education (science, technology, engineering and math).
Mote Marine Laboratory recently received a generous grant of $7,500 from Wells Fargo for rescue and rehabilitation of endangered sea turtles. This is the company’s third grant for Mote’s care of these federally protected marine reptiles.
Sea turtles have finished nesting on beaches from Longboat Key through Venice, which hosted a near-record number of nests, according to Mote Marine Laboratory’s Sea Turtle Conservation and Research Program.
Mote Marine Laboratory is proud to announce the arrival of Dr. Andrea M. Larsen and Dr. Emily Smith — two outstanding additions to the world-class marine science and public outreach efforts central to Mote's guiding blueprint, the 2020 Vision and Strategic Plan.