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Sea Lions Ready To Show Off At Mote

Three special sea lions are now on exhibit at Mote Marine Aquarium.

Sea lions Stella, 8, Rose, 7, and Kitty, 7, are now up for some play time in front of Sarasota crowds.

The three Patagonian sea lions are part of The Aquarium at Mote Marine Laboratory's newest exhibit, Sea Lions: On the Water's Edge. The exhibit opened Saturday and will run through April 28 featuring other sea lions in the mix as well, including California sea lions. 

Patagonian sea lions — native to South America and not covered by the 1972 law — have also came back. Mote staff says the sea lions are still threatened today by injuries from fishing gear and marine debris, along with other complications of living in close proximity to humans.

This is the first time sea lions have been on display at Mote.

Sea Lions: On The Water’s Edge will include special narrated presentations that highlight sea lions’ intelligence and natural abilities. These sessions will be held at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. each day.

Visiting the exhibit and viewing these presentations is included with Mote admission. Mote will also offer special educational programs about sea lions(for an additional fee).

• Exhibit Details and Sea Lion Basics: www.mote.org/sealions

• Visitor Information about The Aquarium at Mote: Visitwww.mote.org and scroll over “Aquarium.”

Sea Lions: On The Water’s Edge will include special narrated presentations that highlight sea lions’ intelligence and natural abilities. These sessions will be held at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. each day.

Visiting the exhibit and viewing these presentations is included with Mote admission. Mote will also offer special educational programs about sea lions(for an additional fee).

• Exhibit Details and Sea Lion Basics: www.mote.org/sealions

• Visitor Information about The Aquarium at Mote: Visitwww.mote.org and scroll over “Aquarium.”

The Aquarium at Mote, which is open from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. seven days per week, including all holidays, at 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway in Sarasota. Admission is included with a regular ticket. Tickets are $17 for adults, $16 for seniors (over 65), $12 for kids (ages 4-12) and free for children age 3 and younger. Mote Members get in free.

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