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Cody Cole

Staff Biologist

Marine Operations

Today's Research for Tomorrow's Oceans


Cody grew up surfing, fishing, and spearfishing locally in Bradenton. As a kid he enjoyed his visits to Mote and was always interested in pursuing a science career. With a passion for all things ocean, he eventually landed a seasonal job on a commercial stone crab boat in high school and into college where he heard about Mote’s internship program. He landed an internship studying stone crabs and got a couple of publications out of studying the affects of red tide on stone crabs. When a job opened up in 2018, he accepted the offer and the rest is history. Over his first year he found his niche at Mote and in the program working on a lot of field work including research cruises, using drones to study HABS, and diving for various other projects.


B.S. Biology, University of South Florida

Current Publications

James K. Culter, Emily R. Hall, Greg Byrd, Cody Cole (2023). Diving Techniques for Exploration of Submarine Karst Features of the West Florida Continental Shelf. Diving for Science 2023: Proceedings of the AAUS 40th Scientific Symposium, 1-13. ISBN - 978-0-9962343-6-8