Marine Laboratory Aquarium (MOTE)


We are scientists, explorers and stewards of the ocean. Driven by research, education and excitement we work to create a better environment for ourselves and our children. The answers are in the ocean. Together, we will find them.

We are an independent marine research institution comprised of world-class marine scientists committed to the belief that the conservation and sustainable use of our oceans begins with research and education.


The ocean is our passion. And science is our catalyst to help our oceans heal, thrive and continue to be havens of sustainable life, life-improving science and life-giving solutions. The brightest minds will have the greatest impact on our lives. And some of the world’s most inspired scientific minds in the ocean community are right here at Mote Marine Laboratory.


The two elements that have made us a world-renowned entity capable of bringing meaningful change to the oceans are our research and the scientists conducting it every day.


Beginning in 1955 with Dr. Eugenie Clark’s foundation of shark research, we have expanded into more than 24 diverse research programs focusing on today’s challenges as well as identifying and addressing future impacts. The advancement of this kind of research is vital to unlocking potential solutions to some of today’s most daunting global challenges.


Marine Laboratory & Aquarium, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, FL 34236, USA

Phone: +1(941) 388-4441


1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, FL 34236, USA

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