Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium: Newsday@Mote Funny Mote Video Makes Finals in Flagler Awards; Summers Camps are Still Hot, Hot, Hot

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For Immediate Release: Newsday@Mote 6-24-14


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Summer Camps are Hot

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.

Weekly Turtle Nesting Season Updates


Just for Fin

Ribboned pipefish are relatives of seahorses and are a rare animal to see on exhibit. Mote aquarists are breeding them as part of our Seahorse Conservation Lab.

Mote’s Funny Video is Tourism Marketing Award Finalist

“If you make contact with jellyfish within an hour of eating peanut butter, they will die instantly.”  

Wait a minute… that’s not true!

Instead, that silly factoid is one of many “busted” in a comedic video from Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium that recently made the finals for the 14th Annual VISIT FLORIDA Flagler Awards.


Summer Camps in Full Swing at Mote

Spots Still Open for Small Fry and Middle Schoolers

Kids are getting into something fishy at Mote Marine Lab: Ocean-themed summer camps are in full swing, and spots remain open for pre-K and middle-school campers.

Campers can discover the wonders of marine animals and environments studied by Mote scientists. Programs are filled on a first-come, first-served basis and spots are claimed quickly, so please register as early as possible. Registration deadline is noon on the Wednesday prior to the week of camp.


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

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Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, Fla., 34236. 941.388.4441


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