A History of Mote Marine Laboratory

Mote Marine Laboratory was recently asked to submit a brief history for inclusion in a special upcoming issue of the scientific journal Gulf of Mexico Science. This special issue of the journal is designed to introduce readers from around the country to the breadth and depth of marine science that has been and continues to take place in the Gulf of Mexico.

Since putting together his piece for the journal, Dr. Kumar Mahadevan, the Lab's leader for nearly 30 years who is currently President Emeritus, has continued to expand on his report by adding additional details and images from the organization's past.

Click here to view a PDF of the document.

We would also like to take this opportunity to collect your memories of experiences at Mote as a staff member, an intern, a volunteer, a member or a visitor as we continue to expand on this historical document. Please click here to tell us the stories of how your past has intersected with Mote's and what that has meant to your life.

To see a video of Dr. Eugenie Clark, Mote's founding director, talking about Mote click here.



About Us

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.

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