Mote Marine Aquarium, which is on Lido Key, is a working aquarium where there are marine scientists studying many different aspects of marine life. There are many fine and colorful exhibits and the docents are uniformly well-informed and happy to explain. There's a Sea Lion show is at 3:30 and it's a crowd-pleaser. It's educational, concentrating to a great extent on counter pollution and conservation efforts. All the better, for the sea lions were rescued from serious circumstances. There are two complexes on Lido Key. We only had time for the first that you come to. This houses shops, displays and large fish tanks. The fartherest one has a dolphin and two manatee. Great for families. Check out the baby skate hatchlings - being displayed in a brand new display showing skates in the first four weeks of life. Brand new since February 2013.
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