“Aquarium in Sarasota, FL”
Located on Mote Marine Laboratory’s main campus in Sarasota, Florida, Mote Aquarium has played a key role in Mote’s outreach efforts since 1980, by presenting exhibits and programs that reflect ongoing research in the laboratory and that stimulate curiosity, discovery, exploration and stewardship of aquatic environments. Nearly 350,000 visitors from around the world experience Mote Aquarium each year. Become a Mote Member today! Members support marine research, the animals that live in Mote Aquarium and public outreach programs about the marine world. Your Mote Membership is 100% tax-deductible. mote.org/membership
Not as many animals here as I thought there would be. Displays are neat, but when its busy it is hard to get up close to see everything.
I usually find aquariums a little underwhelming somehow, but I really like the Mote. It has a reasonable selection of sea creatures, but the exhibits themselves make it stand out, as they are very thoughtfully put together to convey stories and what makes each animal interesting and unique.
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Mote Island Marina
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