Mote scientist to receive prestigious award at Nation’s Capitol

Erinn Muller’s coral and disease research is catching the attention of many in Florida, the U.S. and around the world. The science director of Mote’s Elizabeth Moore Center...

Study: dolphins live just as long, or longer, in captivity

By Sarah Mandile Two bottlenose dolphins glide underwater as they approach two buttons located on the edge of their enclosure. After simultaneously pushing them, a celebratory buzzer sounds....

Turtle Hospital teams up with veteran combat divers for science, for good

In the Florida Keys, most divers enter the water to go after lobster, fish, or maybe just some underwater scenery. But what about diving for … turtles? Enter...

Students partner with scientists on seagrass habitats

Third graders from Ocean Studies Charter School presented their project research for the NOAA Ocean Guardian School program, the Seagrass Restoration Experiment, throughout the Keys on May...

Penguins, elephants and conchs … what global environmental flux means to us

By Karuna Eberl part 2 of 2 Recently an ice shelf collapsed in the Antarctic, bringing the disappearance of the second largest colony of emperor penguins, thousands of chicks...

DiveN2Life trains a generation of gifted, scientific divers

After school, most young adolescents may get involved in sports, dance, clubs, maybe a little theater. In the Keys, they also might become scientific divers. Wait … what? Meet...

Octo-mom Gives Birth: Ground-breaking research at FKCC

It was a once-in-a-lifetime moment for research diver Lucja Rice, faculty with the Diving Business & Technology department at the Florida Keys Community College. On April 12,...

Council eyeing fertilizer ordinance

In an effort to prevent igniting harmful algal blooms in local waters, Islamorada village officials are beginning to discuss an ordinance that would limit application during the...

Ocean Fest: For the Love of the Water

On Saturday, April 13, Mote Marine will be throwing its annual celebration of all things aquatic: Ocean Fest at Truman Waterfront Park. Mote is an independent, nonprofit...

Lecture delves into light pollution

“Please follow me outside,” Charles Fulco said to his audience. Each person holds a solar eclipse viewer in front of his or her eyes to safely watch...