Today our class had the opportunity to embrace our inner marine biologist on our visit to Mote Marine Lab in Sarasota, Florida.
After the hour-ish drive from our hotel to the Lab, we were [mostly] refreshed and ready to see the wildlife at Mote. Not only did we see the animals, we were able to learn about the wildlife we saw through talking to the friendly and helpful volunteers at the lab.
Being able to touch some of the animals in interactive exhibits was arguably our group’s favorite part of the trip.
Clownfish, jellyfish, urchins, lionfish, dolphins and cuttlefish are just a few examples of the creatures exhibited at Mote. Most of us were particularly interested in seeing the Manatees, due to a lack of sightings while out on our sailing excursions. Upon seeing them in person, there was cumulative group conclusion that manatees aren’t as majestic as our classmate Stacie built them up to be.