Mote’s AVP of Communications accepted into Gulf Coast Leadership Institute

Stacy Alexander, Assistant Vice President for Community Relations & Communications at Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium, is one of 26 aspiring and experienced community leaders from across the region who were selected to participate in Gulf Coast Community Foundation’s 2016 Gulf Coast Leadership Institute.  

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Deepwater Horizon anniversary: Preliminary results and 2016 research

Since the early days of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, which began April 20, 2010, Mote Marine Laboratory has played a significant role in research investigating how oil exposure can affect marine life during and even after a spill. Today, Mote scientists are working toward developing rapid health-diagnostic tests based on sub-lethal responses that will better predict short- and long-term impacts of oil exposure in Gulf of Mexico fishes.   Mote and partners presented preliminary research results at the 2016 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystem Science Conference during Feb. 1-4 in Tampa, Florida. Those results helped lay groundwork for large-scale fish studies that Mote began this month, April 2016.

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