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.
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.
Sea Turtle Patrol volunteers freed a loggerhead turtle from a beach chair caught on her shell Thursday, June 12, on Longboat Key — a reminder that it’s important to remove and stack beach furniture each evening during turtle nesting season.
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.
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.