Special Events


This program is a live, two-way interactive program focused on shark research at Mote Marine Laboratory. Participants will learn how and why Mote Marine Laboratory studies these animals. Participants will discuss shark research at Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium. Participants will discover why sharks are important to the ocean ecosystem and what humans can do to help conserve and protect sharks. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions with our Ocean Expert: Dr. Bob Hueter, Director of the Center for Shark Research at Mote Marine Laboratory. Experts from OCEARCH may also be available to discuss the innovative technology and research available on the vessel.


DISCLAIMER: This is a real-time connection to a vessel out at sea. The connection is subject to weather and limitations of ship-to-shore communications. Every effort will be made to make the connection, but there is always the possibility the connection will be delayed, rescheduled or canceled depending on conditions at sea.

Mote Marine Laboratory will offer a live video chat with researchers aboard the M/V OCEARCH on Tuesday, Jan 23, 2018 from 11:00 AM-12:00 PM ET.

Format: Zoom Meeting
Age (Grade): 11-12 (6th), 12-13 (7th), 13-14 (8th), 14-15 (9th), 15-16 (10th), 16-17 (11th), 17-18 (12th), Adult (Lifelong)
Duration: 50 mins

Basic Recommended Technology
  1. Computer or videoconference system running Zoom. Learn more about Zoom.
  2. Large screen TV or projector. Since this is a a two-way video connection, we recommend using a large, bright TV screen over a projector when possible.
  3. Webcam or video camcorder. Most laptops have a built in webcam. This can be difficult to position. A better choice is a removable webcam that can be position and focused independently.
  4. High-speed internet connection. Wired ethernet preferred. Wireless not recommended.
  5. USB Speaker/microphone. A high quality USB speaker/microphone with echo-cancellation will eliminate feedback.