Driven by research, education and excitement scientists at Mote Marine work to create a better environment for ourselves and our children. The answers are in the ocean and together, we will find them. Originally focused on sharks, our research has expanded to include studies of human cancer using marine models, the effects of man-made and natural toxins on humans and on the environment, and the health of wild fisheries. We also work on developing sustainable and successful fish restocking techniques and food production technologies and the development of ocean technology to help us better understand the health of the environment.
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.
Mote Aquarium participated in distance learning demonstrations as early as 1994, allowing students at sites as far away as England to drive a ROV in Mote’s shark habitat. In 1996, Mote Aquarium began its own distance learning program utilizing state-of-the-art videoconferencing technology. This program became known as SeaTrek. SeaTrek brings high-energy, multimedia science programming right into the classroom in a live and interactive way. Our programs feature real scientists working in the field with interviews showing how their interests led them to their careers.