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SARASOTA - Mote Marine Lab, a local non-profit organization, is now part of a network trying to help more than 150 sea turtles stranded of the coast of New England.
SARASOTA - Sea turtle nesting season begins this Wednesday, but some new changes at Mote Marine Laboratory will have you seeing fewer nests on local beaches. But that doesn't mean the nests aren't there.
SIESTA KEY, Fla. -- Nearly 1,000 runners and walkers hit the beach to help endangered and threatened sea turtles during Mote’s 27th Run for the Turtles today, April 6, on Siesta Public Beach.
BOCA GRANDE, FL- On Friday, Dec. 13, Mote Marine Laboratory will release “Wildman,” a juvenile green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) that was found by a Mote research vessel operating earlier this summer in Pine Island Sound. The turtle, which was treated for papilloma tumors in Mote's Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Hospital, will be released at about 10:30 a.m. from Gasparilla State Park on Boca Grande (near the lighthouse).
SARASOTA, Fla. - If you look around Dr. Bob Hueter’s Mote Marine Laboratory office, you can tell he is quite fond of whale sharks.
Two Kemp’s ridley sea turtles are back out at sea and carrying some high tech gear on their backs.
More dead whales are being found south of the Suncoast.
SARASOTA - It's very rare to have an opportunity to see researchers getting up close and personal as they study three unique sea lions. But now you will have that opportunity at Mote Marine Laboratory.
SARASOTA, FL. – A new state of the art science lab has opened on the Suncoast.
SARASOTA, Fla. - When you hear the words "shark attack," scenes from the movie Jaws often come to mind. But the word "attack" is misleading according to those who study sharks.
SARASOTA, Fla. - Scientists from Mote Marine Laboratory are working with a team of researchers who are tracking great white sharks. Researchers just returned from a trip where they tagging a 2,000 pound, 14-foot-long shark named Lydia on an expedition near Jacksonville.
SARASOTA, Fla. - Marine scientists have made a ground-breaking discovery that challenges all current research about great white sharks.
Allison the Kemp's ridley is tagged on 12/6/2 by Dr. Tony Tucker of Mote Marine Laboratory
Squeaky the Kemp's ridley is tagged by Dr. Tony Tucker of Mote Marine Laboratory on 12/6/12
SARASOTA, FL - They may not have hands, but the manatees that call the Suncoast home have an incredible sense of touch.
SARASOTA, Fla. - Sea turtles have finished nesting on beaches from Longboat Key through Venice, where green sea turtles laid a record number of nests and loggerhead sea turtles also had a strong year, according to Mote Marine Laboratory's Sea Turtle Conservation and Research Program.
This year's sea turtle nesting season officially ended October 31 with only one nest still left on Casey Key. And despite two tropical storms disrupting some of the nests, scientists at Mote Marine Laboratory said it was a record-setting season.
Dozens of whales have died and washed ashore south of the Suncoast.
SARASOTA, Fla. - Scientists at Mote Marine Laboratory have discovered secrets of manatees. The new research shows that sea cows have a more highly-tuned sense of touch than almost any other mammal – in sea or on land.