Mote Marine Laboratory, founded in 1955, is an independent, nonprofit research organization that showcases scientific research and displays marine life found in southwest Florida. It is located on City Island in Sarasota, Florida, on a 10.5-acre site. It is accredited through the American Association of Museums and has approximately 400,000 visitors each year.
When we entered the aquarium, volunteers, who were happy to talk about the amazing sea life we were observing, greeted us. It was nice to have someone to learn from and ask questions to rather than just reading the fact sheets that you find at most aquariums. The aquarium featured many species that inha...Read More