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Help us do an ocean of good

The ocean’s future is in our hands—and yours. Your support helps Mote Marine Laboratory lead local to global marine science and education to protect our ocean and the lives and livelihoods that depend on it.

Today's Research for Tomorrow's Oceans
A scuba diver outplants coral fragments onto a reef in the Florida Keys.
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How Your Gift Helps

Your support empowers our world-class marine scientists to: save iconic and imperiled ocean species; restore vital resources from coral reefs to fisheries; develop new sustainable seafood technologies and uncover new sources of medicine; tackle grand challenges such as mitigating harmful algal blooms to preserve livelihoods and our quality of life. 

Photo: A shark is caught, tagged and released by Mote scientists and partners. Credit: Cameron McPhail/Mote Marine Laboratory

Ways To Give

Become a Mote Donor

Join our Mote family with a monthly or one-time gift and enjoy exclusive benefits that will deepen your connection with our mission and our oceans.

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Enjoy year-round visits to Mote Aquarium, reciprocal benefits at attractions nationwide, member-only events, discounts and more.

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Join the Mote family by donating your time to our marine research, public Aquarium, education and support teams.

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Leave a Legacy

Planned Giving

Join a distinguished group of philanthropic leaders who are protecting our oceans for generations to come: Mote’s Legacy Society.

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Ellen & Steve Given, Mote Legacy Society Members, in front of Mote's main campus

Mote plays an integral part in leading the scientific breakthroughs addressing so many of our challenges.

Steve Given
Mote Legacy Society Member