Chemical Fate & Effects
Mr. Michael Henry, Program Manager
The Chemical Fate and Effects Program assesses what toxic substances are found in the marine environment, where they come from and where the go. Working closely with the other program areas, Mr. Henry is involved with extensive field studies backed up with controlled laboratory studies to address chemical changes and metabolic products produced by exposed marine organisms. A major focus of this program is the analysis of natural biotoxins in water, air and marine animals, providing information required to understand how marine life, and humans, are exposed to biotoxins and in what amounts.
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.