Tag Archives: Mote Marine Lab

FWC, partners see ultimate coral reef-building success

Researchers at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) observed transplanted nursery-raised staghorn coral (Acropora cervicornis) spawning for the first time this month at Tropical Rocks, just over 4 miles offshore of Marathon. These corals were supplied by the Coral Restoration Foundation and Mote Marine Lab nurseries and outplanted by the FWC. The project was made possible by the ... Read More »

Saving Seymour…The Dolphin

By Natalie Strom The news of Seymour the dolphin’s rescue on Friday, March 9th, reached far and wide as a team of 26 people in six boats helped save his life. Locals had come to know of Seymour’s plight thanks to the research of The Dolphin Explorer, a sightseeing vessel that traverses the waters around Marco Island. Seymour, an eight-year ... Read More »

Seymour has been Saved

In a tremendous, combined effort by NOAA Fisheries Service, Sea World Orlando, Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, Chicago Zoological Society, Mote Marine Lab, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the University of Florida, Seymour the dolphin has been saved. According to Allison Garrett, Communications Specialist for NOAA Fisheries Service’s Southeast Regional Office/Science Center, Seymour, an eight year old bottlenose ... Read More »