Matt Seguin joined Mote Aquarium in June 2008. His primary duty is overseeing the health/husbandry of the fish and invertebrate collection. Matt works closely with the veterinary staff to maintain biosecurity within the aquarium, ensuring that all animals go through proper quarantine treatments before being added to the collection. He also serves as the registrar for the aquarium, securing proper permits and maintaining accurate physical and digital records of the animals in the collection. Outside of Mote, Matt is an Adjunct Professor at the Ringling College of Art and Design, teaching Environmental Science. He also volunteers as the webmaster for the Regional Aquatics Workshop website (rawconference.org).
BS with High Honors in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation and a minor in Zoology, University of Florida MS in Biology, University of Central Florida
Seguin, M, et.al. Reaching out for Enrichment. The Shape of Enrichment. Issue 4, November 2000.
Diseases of Warmwater Fish Workshop (June 2006), University of Florida Extension IFAS, Ruskin and St Augustine, FL. Rescue (PADI) and Master (NAUI and CMAS) level Scuba Certifications
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.