Sarasota, FL

Survivors: Beautiful and Extreme Adaptations

(special limited-time exhibit)

Date: February 1 - September 14, 2014

Deadly poison. Killer punches. Looking like a rock and hoping for the best.

Welcome to the world of Survivors: Beautiful and Extreme Adaptations — a new limited-time exhibit running from Feb. 1 - Sept. 14, 2014 in The Aquarium at Mote Marine Laboratory that will reveal what it takes to make a living as a marine animal or amphibian in today’s world.

Featuring the peacock mantis shrimp, whose punch packs the power of a .22-caliber bullet, the blue-ringed octopus, which has some of the strongest venom on Earth, and many other stunning survivors — including the first frogs ever displayed at Mote — the exhibit will reveal how animals are shaped by their environments.

Visiting Survivors is free with paid admission to The Aquarium. (Mote Members always get in free.) Pricing at

venue information
  • Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium
  • 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway,
  • Sarasota, FL 34236
Event Contact
Name: Mote Marine Phone: 941) 388-4441
Contact Mote Marine by phone at 941) 388-4441 for more information regarding the Surviviors: Beautiful and Extreme Adaptations.

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