Mote-rehabilitated dolphin has new baby in Sarasota Bay

“Ginger,” a Sarasota Bay resident bottlenose dolphin rehabilitated at Mote Marine Laboratory, was observed with a newborn calf on July 6 by the Sarasota Dolphin Research Program (SDRP), a Chicago Zoological Society program in collaboration with Mote. SDRP has monitored Ginger since her birth in 2005 to a well-known resident Sarasota Bay dolphin. 

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Podcast: Who knows every fish in the Aquarium?

Matt Seguin, Curator of Husbandry & Records for Mote Aquarium, oversees the care and record-keeping efforts for a staggering number of animal species that Aquarium visitors view every day. Learn why his favorite fish have a special “job” in the Aquarium, how he finds the fun in animal parasite prevention, and how he teaches college courses — occasionally using Star Wars references to make science a little bit cooler. Hayley and Joe are impressed, indeed: When it comes to marine animal knowledge, Matt is a true Renaissance man!

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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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