Rescuing the Reefs

Pioneering Research at Mote Marine Laboratory May Save the World's Dying Coral

Scientists are fighting to save the Florida Reef Tract, the contiguous United States' only coral reef—and the third largest reef system in the world.

11/01/2017 By Tony D'Souza

Weekend Planner

Your Top 6 Things to Do: Oct. 20-26

A free Celebration of the Arts, Mote Circus by the Sea, Jazz Club’s Oktoberfest Pub Crawl and more.

10/20/2016 By Ilene Denton

Weekend Planner

Your Top 7 Things to Do: Sept. 1-7

Young Guns of Country; $6 Saturdays at Mote Aquarium; a Brews, Bands and Boots Festival at Snook Haven, and more.

09/01/2016 By Ilene Denton

Weekend Planner

Your Top 6 Things to Do: Aug. 11-17

Jaws screening kicks off Shark Days at Mote, free back-to-school bash at Jungle Gardens, and more.

08/11/2016 By Ilene Denton

Turtle Power

Local Sea Turtle Nests are Breaking Records

Just two months into nesting season, local nests have surpassed last year's total.

07/07/2016 By Hannah Wallace

Article

Former Wyeth CEO Helps Raise $40 Million for Mote Marine Lab Program

Robert Essner, former CEO of Wyeth (now Pfizer), is chairing Mote's Oceans of Opportunity campaign.

01/01/2016 By Ilene Denton

Article

New Mote Exhibit “Oh Baby!” Explores Life Cycles of the Seas

People of all ages can learn how ocean life renews itself at Mote Aquarium in Sarasota.

02/11/2015 By Bobbilynn Hollifield

Article

USF and Mote Marine Team Up for Science Education

Mote Marine Laboratory and the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee create an educational partnership.

09/02/2013 By Beau Denton

Article

Web Extra: Remembering Beggar the Dolphin

Many local boaters filmed Beggar, the dolphin whose interactions with humans led to his recent death. Here's one of those videos.

04/01/2013 By Megan McDonald

Article

From the Editor: The Truth About Flipper

The truth about Flipper: Pam Daniel on the loss of Sarasota's Beggar the Dolphin.

04/01/2013 By Megan McDonald

Article

Beggar the Dolphin: Loved to Death

Sarasota boaters adored Beggar, the smiling dolphin who swam right up and begged for food. But when man and wild animals interact, the animal can pay a terrible price.

04/01/2013 By Megan McDonald