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Federal grant to help Mote's stranding program

Mote Marine aquarium
Posted at 10:21 AM, Oct 02, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-02 10:21:00-04

SARASOTA, Fla. -- Mote Marine Laboratory is getting a financial boost for its dolphin and whale rehabilitation efforts.

A $100,000 federal grant will go to the lab to help support equipment needs, and help mote buy a portable x-ray unit to use in the field.

This year, Mote's stranding investigations program has responded to more than 80 stranded sea turtles and 40 stranded marine mammals.