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Mote Marine Laboratory And Aquarium


Guardians of the sea and all living things that depend upon it.

Scientists, explorers, and stewards of the ocean

Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium, based in Sarasota, Florida, has conducted world-renowned marine research since its founding as a small, one-room laboratory in 1955 by famed ichthyologist Dr. Eugenie Clark. Since then, Mote has grown to encompass more than 6 campuses and 20 research and conservation programs that span the spectrum of marine science: innovative coral restoration efforts to bring Florida's Coral Reef back to life; sustainable aquaculture systems designed to alleviate growing pressures on wild fish populations; red tide research that works to inform the public and mitigate the adverse effects of red tide with novel technologies; marine animal science, conservation and rehabilitation programs dedicated to the protection of animals such as sea turtles, manatees and dolphins; and much more. Mote Aquarium, accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums, is open 365 days per year, and delights and educates hundreds of thousands of guests from around the globe.

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