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Celebrate Cupid’s Day with a new addition

What could be better than adopting a marine animal for a Valentine's Day treat?
by: Whitney Elfstrom Staff Writer

Looking for a Valentine’s Day gift that might seem a little… unconventional? Hit up Mote Marine Aquarium for its Adopt An Animal package.

Take a long hard look at your loved one and ask: What animal does my sweetheart look like? Choose from sea turtles, sharks, octopi, otters, jellyfish, seahorses, alligators or manatees.

The $100 gift comes with an adoption kit and all proceeds benefit the Mote animals. For information, go to

I’m the Sarasota community reporter, which means I cover the people, places and things of Sarasota. I graduated from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg with a degree in journalism and digital communication and a minor in English. 

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