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Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium

1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, FL 34236

Mote Marine Laboratory is an independent, not-for-profit, marine research organization on City Island in Sarasota, Florida. Mote Aquarium is the public outreach arm of Mote Marine Laboratory, displaying more than 100 marine species with a focus on species and ecosystems studied by Mote scientists. Visitors can see sharks, manatees, sea turtles, seahorses, rays, skates and invertebrates including cuttlefish and/or octopuses, sea jellies, anemones and corals. Special exhibits such as "Otters & Their Waters" and "The Teeth Beneath: The Wild World of Gators, Crocs and Caimans," highlight animals found in the watershed, including North American river otters, American alligators and spectacled caimans.

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