Coral restoration ongoing in Key West

Mote Marine Laboratory scientists are working with volunteers to restore corals this month in waters of Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park in Key West, Florida. Pre-registration is required and details are below.

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Sea turtle Moby released

Mote Marine Laboratory released female loggerhead sea turtle “Moby” Wednesday, July 5, from Lido Beach in Sarasota, after 56 days of rehabilitative care.

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Sarasota lionfish derby & cooking competition - July 7-9th!

Join Mote Marine Laboratory for the fourth annual Sarasota Lionfish Derby, which invites scuba divers to compete for more than $3,500 in cash prizes by netting or spearing lionfish in an effort to control the spread of this invasive species.

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500 Corals in a Day: Heroes Help Rebuild a Florida Keys Reef

Stellar scientists, hero veterans and future leaders planted 500 corals near Looe Key this week, marking the sixth year of a unique partnership involving science, conservation and restoration.   Some 36 members of the Combat Wounded Veteran Challenge (CWVC) and SCUBAnauts International joined forces with half-a-dozen scientists from Mote Marine Laboratory for the one-day record-breaking mission on the reef. The number of corals planted marked the most-ever the groups have planted in a single day since they began working together in 2012. All told, the groups have planted more than 1,600 corals in an area unofficially named “Hero’s Reef” in honor of all current and former members of the U.S. Armed Forces.

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