Mote Marine Laboratory Investigation Continues As Dolphin Deaths Rise By Jeslyn Santiago • Sep 14, 2018 The federal government, with the help of Mote Marine Laboratory, is continuing to investigate a significant spike in dolphin deaths in the Gulf of Mexico -- and they want to know if red tide is playing a part in it. Dogged By Red Tide, Researchers Say More Funding Needed By Susan Giles Wantuck • Aug 29, 2018 It's been a long time since Florida's Gulf Coast has seen a red tide outbreak this severe. Scott Directs Money To Help Fight Red Tide By News Service of Florida • Aug 14, 2018 Lottie Watts / WUSF Gov. Rick Scott issued an emergency order Monday and provided $1.5 million to help clean up water and bring back tourists to Southwest Florida after the latest outbreak of red tide. Mote Scientists Tag Two Whale Sharks Off Sarasota Coast By Nada Blassy • Jun 22, 2018 An increase in whale shark sightings off the coast of Sarasota is helping Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium scientists learn more about them. Oil Dispersant Harming Coral, Researchers Say By Lottie Watts • Jan 10, 2013 The dispersant used to clean up the BP oil spill is “very toxic” to coral, according to a study by Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota.