Mote Marine Laboratory is pleased to welcome Dr. Noam Josef, a next-generation Ph.D. scientist known for studying the camouflage capabilities of cephalopods: octopuses, squid, cuttlefish and related species.
Mote Marine Laboratory is proud to welcome new Trustee Elizabeth Moore — a Bradenton, Florida resident and avid supporter of initiatives for education, the environment and conservation of land and wildlife.
As the weather warms up and you enjoy Southwest Florida's coastal waters this boating season, Mote Marine Laboratory recommends that boaters follow Coast Guard-approved safe boating guidelines and use vigilance to avoid striking sea turtles, manatees and dolphins.
Please see below for tips for beachgoers and boaters.
Florida's Gulf Coast is a hotspot for nesting sea turtles, but how much do you know about our flippered friends? You can learn the tale behind the turtle tracks and scout local beaches for nests by joining Mote Marine Laboratory's free, educational Turtle Walks on Saturdays starting June 18 through July 30.
Mote Marine Laboratory released a rehabbed juvenile green sea turtle nicknamed “Henry” back into the wild from Anna Maria Island Thursday, May 12, while thanking team members from Wells Fargo’s West Florida Green Team, which has supported the Mote’s Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Hospital since 2011 to help save endangered sea turtles.
Longboat Key Turtle Watch is celebrating sea turtle nesting season, which began on the Gulf Coast of Florida began May 1 and ends Oct. 31, with a “Fiesta de Tortugas” event. Enjoy beer, wine and music all for a great cause!
Mote Marine Laboratory documented the first local sea turtle nest of the year Saturday, April 30, on Longboat Key. Then Mote found a second nest Sunday on Casey Key and a third nest Monday on Longboat Key.