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 USF
We are tremendously thankful that Mote Aquarium will be able to reopen to the public on Saturday, October 1, during normal operating hours (9:30 AM - 5:00 PM), following our closure for preparation and response to Hurricane Ian. Unfortunately, our Sharktoberfest event, which was scheduled for October 1, will be postponed. If you have purchased a ticket, please check your email for more information. Our thoughts and best wishes are with our friends, family, partners and all of those who are continuing to manage recovery efforts. Any additional updates about reopening will be provided via social media: @MoteMarineLab on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter.