Sea Science at Work

Sea Science at Work

Teachers and students: The resources on this page are avaialble to assist you with preparing for or following up on your interactive video lesson connection with us.
  1. Explore the resources on this page and learn more about careers at Mote Marine Laboratory.
  2. Take the Sea Science at Work Quiz to test your knowledge.
  3. Come up with your own questions to ask our Ocean Expert during your live video lesson connection.

  • Ages (Grade): 10-11 (5th), 11-12 (6th), 12-13 (7th), 13-14 (8th), 14-15 (9th), 15-16 (10th), 16-17 (11th), 17-18 (12th), Adult (College), Adult (School Teachers/Admins; etc), Adult (Public; Library; Senior Center; etc)
  • Duration: 0:50
  • Objectives: Students will learn about marine science and aquarium careers and what it takes to work in these fascinating fields. Featured topics can include: shark research, animal husbandry, sea turtle nest monitoring, manatee training and research, coral reef research and restoration, behind the scenes at our cephalopod lab and much more.
  • Outline: In this lesson, Mote Marine Laboratory will present a media-rich program on the scientific research efforts of Mote Marine Laboratory. This program features: a variety of marine science topics and careers through a behind the scenes look at the research and facilities at Mote; examples of scientists working in the field and laboratory; conservation messages and the opportunity to ask questions of our ocean expert are featured throughout the session.
  • Mote Research Connection: Internships
  • Animals in this lesson: dolphin, corals, manatee, octopus, sea turtle, shark, stingray, squid
  • Keywords: ecology, ecosystem, education, environment, college, conservation, marine biologist, shark, manatee, sea turtle, research, careers, coral reefs
Supplemental Media featuring Mote
The following media can be used before, during or after your live video lesson connection with Mote.

Mote Marine Laboratory Research


Beginning in 1955 with Dr. Eugenie Clark’s foundation of shark research, we are now more than 200 employees strong, including more than 30 Ph.D. scientists. We conduct groundbreaking research with more than 20 diverse research programs focusing on today’s challenges as well as identifying and addressing future impacts. The advancement of this kind of research is vital to unlocking potential solutions to some of today’s most daunting global challenges.

Sea Science at Work - Links
Browse these links for more information about marine careers.