The 7th Symposium on Harmful Algae in the U.S. took place in Sarasota, Fla., recently. Hosted by Mote and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, this national conference drew 215 researchers from 31 states to talk about microscopic menaces that can wreak havoc on the communities they affect — making humans sick and causing widespread ecological and economic harm.
Mote Marine Laboratory has been a leader in marine research since it was founded in 1955. Today, we incorporate public outreach as a key part of our mission. Mote is an independent nonprofit organization and has seven centers for marine research, the public Mote Aquarium and an Education Division specializing in public programs for all ages.