Kari started as an intern in the Marine Microbiology Program researching novel antibiotic-producing marine bacteria. She then transitioned to the Coral Health and Disease Program as an intern, where she continued microbial work cultivating coral pathogens for various transmission studies, and provided support for a range of projects. As a staff member, her work focuses on the use of microsatellite analysis to identify unique coral genets in preparation for outplanting.
B.A. Biology, Luther College
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.