Mote thanks community for successful Giving Challenge

The annual community-wide Giving Challenge on Sept. 20 and 21 raised vital funds for hundreds of Southwest Florida nonprofits.Mote Marine Laboratory is thanking the community for making more than 400 gifts totaling $43,858 to the Lab online, along with several generous offline gifts. Out of close to 600 organizations, Mote ranked 15th for dollars raised.

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Seagrass protection goals clearer thanks to Charlotte Harbor study

Seagrass beds — vital habitat for Florida wildlife — may decline if poor water clarity obscures their sunlight. Now, resource managers in Charlotte Harbor have new tools to keep water clarity on target, thanks to a study by Mote Marine Laboratory and Janicki Environmental, Inc.

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