Center for Shark Research
Robert E. Hueter, Ph.D. - Director
The Mote Center for Shark Research (CSR) is dedicated to the scientific study of sharks and their relatives, the skates and rays.
By studying these animals in natural habitats around the world as well as under controlled conditions in the laboratory, the center's research provides critical information on the adaptations, resource value and conservation status of shark, skate and ray species.
In addition to disseminating these research results to the scientific community, the Center for Shark Research is dedicated to enhancing public understanding and awareness of these animals by communicating scientific information to policy makers, educational institutions, the media and the general public.
The Center for Shark Research has three major research programs:
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.