Offshore optics - Taking a closer look at offshore aquaculture

2021 eeBLUE aquaculture literacy awardee - Sarasota, Florida

Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium offsite link is partnering with Florida Sea Grant offsite link and Gulfstream Aquaculture offsite link to develop and install a new interactive exhibit at their aquarium that communicates information about sustainable offshore - or open ocean - aquaculture. Visitors are gaining access to learning opportunities at the aquarium itself, and to a community-based educational outreach platform for understanding the importance of offshore aquaculture in Florida’s Gulf of Mexico waters. To hear more from the partners themselves, visit their March 2022 Harvest stories post: Offshore optics: Taking a closer look at offshore aquaculture offsite link.

Assembling a team of aquarium design specialists, academics, scientists, and industry representatives was key to unlocking an innovative and effective offshore aquaculture display.

Laura Tiu, Ph.D., Marine Science Extension Agent, Florida Sea Grant
An outdoor exhibit with photos of ocean life and text. Title: How can we feed the world?
New offshore aquaculture exhibit at Mote Marine Aquarium in Sarasota, Florida. (Danielle Mosteller, Mote Marine Aquarium)