The answers are in the ocean. This is Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium's catch phrase and it sums up all that they stand for in a lovely little clamshell. The future survival of the ocean is ultimately important to Mote and their work is world-renowned. They encourage you to explore all that the wonderful world of the ocean has to offer.
From the unimaginable depths to the wondrous creatures that live there, the ocean has always been a dark mystery to us humans. Tranquil and peaceful at times but with the flip of an imaginary switch the ocean can turn into a monster that will unleashed its powers onto any unsuspecting traveler, leaving wrath in its wake.
From their interactive touch pools to their high-tech exhibits, the Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium is more than just a water zoo. The many animals that habitat this magnificent place range from sea turtles to manatees, from sharks to otters, and right down to the peculiar sea fossils.
Beginning from a modest start in a small backyard shed in Florida, these scientists started out focusing on sharks mainly, but have expanded and grown to cover a myriad of topics such as the study of human cancer utilizing marine models, the effects of man-made toxins on the ocean and developing ocean technology to understand how healthy or unhealthy the environment is. There is something for everyone at Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium in Sarasota, Florida. Photo: Mote Marine Laboratory
»Creatures from the Reef
»Sea Turtles – Ancient Survivors
»The Hatchling Hospital for Sea Turtles
»Kids and Families
Sarasota, Florida: Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium
- Mote Aquarium
- Aquarium Exhibits
- Creatures from the Reef
- Sea Turtles – Ancient Survivors
- The Hatchling Hospital for Sea Turtles
- Kids and Families
- Cover Photo: Courtesy of Mote Marine Laboratory