Mote Marine Laboratory


What started as a one-woman operation in 1955, Mote Marine Laboratory is now home to more than 200 staff members, including 36 Ph.D. scientists who lead their respective fields. Mote research has expanded to include twenty-four diverse research programs today. These diverse and impressive research programs make Mote a world-class scientific enterprise. Coupled with this expansive breadth of research, Mote focuses on strengthening conservation efforts as well as public education and outreach. Mote's mission is to advance marine and environmental sciences through scientific research, education and public outreach, leading to new discoveries, revitalization and sustainability of our oceans and greater public understanding of our marine resources.

How Your Donation Helps

59.7% of your car donation will go toward helping Mote Marine Laboratory with their project: Research.

20.6% will go toward the project: Aquarium.

6.8% will go toward the project: Education.



  • Other scientific research activities

Tax Status

IRS Classification: 501(c)(3) Public Charity established 1977

Your donations to Mote Marine Laboratory are tax deductible.

Grouping: Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).

Donate to Mote Marine Laboratory

I agree to the Terms and Conditions