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Mote Marine Laboratory staff biologist Rebeccah Hazelkorn and public relations coordinator Hayley Rutger navigate the Stranding Investigation Program’s new 13-foot Boston Whaler out the canals of City Island.
Siesta Key Monday, Jul. 21, 2014 1 year ago

VIDEO: Mote's stranding program gets boost from grant

by: Alex Mahadevan Digital Editor

Thanks to a roughly $12,000 grant from the Sea Turtle Grant Program, Mote Marine Laboratory’s Stranding Investigations Program will no longer have to rely on Jet Skis for marine rescues and recoveries.

Mote used the funding, which was generated from the sale of Florida Sea Turtle license plates, to buy a 13-foot Boston Whaler from MarineMax Sarasota. The new vessel gives staff another tool when conducting rescue or recovery operations of whales, dolphins or sea turtles in Sarasota and Manatee counties.

Call 988-0212 to report a distressed or dead sea turtle, dolphin or whale.


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