Thomas moved to Florida in September of 2013 to work at Mote. He grew up in Washington and have also lived in Texas and California. Thomas has been involved in public aquariums since he was in high school and was an active aquarium hobbyist for many years. Some of his areas of focus have been tropical freshwater, salmonids, syngnathids, jellies, and life support systems.
Associate of Science in Biology, Centralia College Associate of Arts, Centralia College Associate of General Studies, Centralia 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.