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Index

Reef Restoration Photo Op
Save the Date: Fish, Fun, Fright

Media Contacts

Hayley Rutger, [email protected], 941-388-4441, ext. 365
Nadine Slimak, [email protected], 941-388-4441, ext. 417

Reaching a Mote Expert

We encourage members of the media to meet in person with Mote experts and, when possible, to join us in the field as we conduct research projects. If you are a member of the media covering marine topics, the best way for you to connect with Mote experts is to contact a member of the Communications staff who can help make these connections happen.

Turtle Nesting Season Updates

Just for “Fin”

The first rescued sea turtle hatchlings of 2014 are recovering in the Kukanza Family Hatchling Hospital at Mote. About 30 hatchlings have been rescued so far, mainly from nests affected by armadillos and racoons.

Photo/Video Op – July 28

Dive with Mote, combat wounded veterans and teens as we restore Florida’s Coral Reef in the Keys

Members of the Combat Wounded Veteran Challenge and SCUBAnauts International work at Mote Marine Laboratory’s coral restoration site in the Florida Keys in 2013. The groups, along with members of the Gold Star Teen Adventures program, will be joining Mote underwater again on July 28. Photo copyright Mote Marine Laboratory.
A few slots remain for press to dive or snorkel with Mote experts on July 28 in the Florida Keys for coral restoration activities with the Combat Wounded Veteran Challenge, SCUBAnauts International and participants in Gold Star Teen Adventures. For information, please email Nadine Slimak, Director of Communications, at [email protected] or call 941-302-4997.

Night of Fish, Fun and Fright

Save the Date: Oct. 17

Buoys and ghouls of all ages are invited to dress up in costume for a Night of Fish, Fun and Fright from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 17 at Mote Aquarium, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway on City Island, Sarasota.

Sail the spooky seas and discover creatures from the deep in a safe and fun trick-or-treating zone and explore “Dr. Frankin-Fish’s Lab of Horrors” (recommended for children 8 and older). Unearth sharks’ teeth in “Coffin Creek,” enjoy deep sea delights in the “Diner of the Dead” and take part in an education program geared toward ages 2-5. Don’t miss our signature underwater pumpkin carving in our spooktacular shark exhibit!
Ticket prices:

Founded in 1955, Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium is an independent, nonprofit 501(c)3 research organization based in Sarasota, Fla., with field stations in eastern Sarasota County, Charlotte Harbor and the Florida Keys. Mote has 24 research programs and a variety of initiatives dedicated to today’s research for tomorrow’s oceans with an emphasis on world-class research relevant to conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity, healthy habitats and natural resources. Mote’s vision includes positively impacting public policy through science-based outreach and education. Showcasing this research is The Aquarium at Mote, open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 365 days a year. Learn more at mote.org.

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