Prior to beginning at Mote in the Mammals and Reptile department, Mackenzie interned at Mote’s Sea Turtle hospital. From there she was an intern at the U.S Navy’s Marine Mammal Program, working with dolphins and sea lions, before she headed to the Alaska SeaLife Center to work as a wildlife response intern, primarily working to rehabilitate harbor seals and sea otters. She is thrilled to have made her way back to Mote to continue her career.
Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology & Environmental Studies from Florida Southern 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.