Dean Eisner, of Longboat Key, is joining Mote’s Board of Trustees. Eisner brings 30 years of experience from a background in business administration and management with a focus on finance, sales, marketing and public relations. Most recently, he served more than 11 years as president and CEO of Manheim in Atlanta.
“Mote is one of the most impressive ocean research facilities anywhere, and it is a jewel in our community — especially because it shares this exceptional science with people of all ages,” Eisner says.
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PHOTO GALLERY: Sun 'n Sea Cottages Cornhole Tournament
The Romanach and Casella families compete in a cornhole tournament July 12, at Sun ‘n Sea Cottages. The families have been vacationing on Longboat Key for over 14 years and six years ago, decided to organize and play in a cornhole tournament during their stay.
Beach project wraps up
Approximately 100,000 cubic yards of sand was placed on the north end of the Key from North Shore Road to Broadway.
PHOTO OF THE DAY: Flippered Friends
Mote Marine Laboratory’s Holly West washes a baby sea turtle that was brought in after a coyote attacked its nest July 10. Sea turtles face a variety of predators while they’re nesting, but Mote strives to help them by caring for any wounds, administering antibiotics and releasing them off shore when they’re strong enough.