Grant for New Boat Enhances Mote’s Animal Rescues

The animal rescue and recovery team at Mote Marine Laboratory recently received $12,104 from the Sea Turtle Grants Program to purchase a new boat that will enhance Mote’s response to distressed sea turtles, dolphins and whales and enable new research about the threats they face.

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Dolphin Death is a Reminder to Protect Marine Life

One of the oldest dolphins in Sarasota Bay died on June 7 after ingesting fishing gear. This loss serves as a reminder to protect marine life while enjoying our coastal waters and beaches on July 4 and year ‘round.

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Mote Scientist on TODAY Show: Great Whites Have Huge Following

Great white sharks Katharine and Betsy have quite a “fin” club & people around the globe are following their migrations online through OCEARCH — the group that led the charge to track them. On June 19 the sharks were featured on NBC’s Today when the show interviewed one of the scientists studying them: Dr. Robert Hueter of Mote Marine Laboratory.

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Florida Legislator Wowed by Mote’s Coral Research in the Keys

State Rep. Holly Merrill Raschein, R-Key Largo, visited Mote’s Tropical Research Laboratory on Summerland Key — and went diving in Mote’s coral restoration nursery — on Friday, June 6 to learn how Mote is studying and restoring coral reefs, especially focusing on Florida’s reefs.

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World Environment Day Finds Eco-savvy Hosts in Southwest Florida

The global celebration World Environment Day (WED) capped off its 2014 North American festivities in Sarasota County during a standing-room-only community forum on June 5 at Mote Marine Laboratory, where one message rang loud and clear: WED came to the right community.

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