Our trip to Florida brought us to the scientifically-reknowned research center known as the Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium.
Situated in the beautiful town of Sarasota on 10.5 acres of land, Mote is a fascinating place for anyone with even a reMOTE interest in ocean life.
We wanted to see manatees and sea turtles but were enamored by something much different: seahorse babies!
Other sweet finds were the always-entertaining Cuttlefish,
a preserved Giant Squid,
and a touchable sea cucumber.
Of course, we also found two manatees munching on romaine lettuce.
And even a Loggerhead Sea Turtle.
A visit to Mote should be on everyone’s agenda if you visit west-central Florida.