Mote’s President & CEO took a dip in the shark exhibit during the World Oceans Day Family Festival on June 7 in The Aquarium at Mote Marine Laboratory.
Mote’s President & CEO, Dr. Michael P. Crosby swam among bonnethead sharks in the SharkTracker exhibit to celebrate oceans, allowing visitors to take their pictures alongside him outside the exhibit window.
World Oceans Day at Mote is part of a global celebration that spotlights the ocean’s deep connection to the human spirit and the boundless inspirational power of our natural world’s greatest resource. World Oceans Day, officially celebrated on June 8, was created in 1992 at the Earth Summit and declared a holiday by the United Nations in 2009. Here at Mote, we make a big splash each year.
This year’s event featured games and crafts focused on green practices, marine science and conservation by Mote and other local organizations.
Official sponsors of World Oceans Day are Association of Zoos and Aquariums, The Ocean Project, Dr. Seuss and Random House Children’s Books.
Sponsors of Mote’s 2014 event include: Critter Ridge Landscape Contractors, Herald-Tribune Media Group, Insurance & Benefits Consultants (IBC) and Sam’s Club.