Turtle license plates help Mote purchase new boat

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SARASOTA, Fla. -- Mote Marine Laboratory will now be able to rescue stranded sea life more efficiently.

Thanks to a grant, the lab's Stranding Investigation Program was able to buy a 13-foot Boston Whaler boat.

Mote Marine will use it to rescue whales, dolphins and sea turtles in Sarasota and Manatee counties.

The $12,000 grant was awarded by the state sea turtles program through the purchase of sea turtle license plates.

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