Samantha is a Staff Biologist at Mote's Elizabeth Moore International Center for Coral Reef Research & Restoration on Summerland Key, FL. She began working for Mote in November of 2019. Her background in scientific diving and citizen science programs make her a valuable team member contributing to ongoing projects involving coral reef research, restoration, monitoring, as well as assisting with citizen science programs and community outreach.
B.S. in Marine Science, University of Florida, 2018
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.