Month: August 2016

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

OCEAN CONSERVATION ADDRESSED DURING MYSTIC AQUARIUM’S CONSERVATION IN ACTION EVENT FEATURING SENATOR BLUMENTHAL Mystic, Conn. (August 31, 2016): Last night, Mystic Aquarium recognized Senator Richard Blumenthal and his congressional colleagues for their leadership in ocean conservation as part of the Conservation in Action speaker series.  The event highlighted Senator Blumenthal’s unyielding efforts to encourage the designation by... MORE »

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

From a Waddle to a Sprint You’re surrounded by people of all shapes and sizes.  Your heart is pumping anticipating the burst of energy you’re about to let out.  Then BOOM! You’re off!  You sprint ahead thinking about how super fast and super awesome you are, the smell of the fresh air fills your lungs, and the sun beats down on your face.  After a while your body gets tired, but the adrenaline pumps when you turn and see that... MORE »

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

MYSTIC AQUARIUM’S 2ND ANNUAL WOMEN IN SCIENCE DAY A GREAT SUCCESS Event Supported by the Petit Family Foundation Mystic, Conn. (August 10, 2016): While animals are generally the focal point at Mystic Aquarium, today it was the 30 plus “Women in Science” who stole the show. Scientists, researchers and animal care professionals as well as women of achievement from the local scientific community showcased the amazing work they do in the... MORE »

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

YOUNG HARBOR SEAL RECEIVES SECOND CHANCE AT LIFE AFTER ENTANGLEMENT Mystic Aquarium Animal Rescue Program Talks Trash After Seal Release Mystic, Conn. (August 9, 2016) – Trash, pollution, litter, debris; while it’s known by many names, the everlasting effects of its presence on our planet continues to threaten the health of our oceans and its inhabitants. Copper,  an approximately 1 year old male harbor seal, was released today in... MORE »

Saturday, August 6, 2016

SHEDD AQUARIUM MOURNS LOSS OF BELOVED BELUGA WHALE For more than two decades, Shedd Aquarium has had the privilege of caring for belugas - beautiful, white whales with a mouth shaped like a smile and a vocal range that earns the nickname “the canaries of the sea.” We’ve learned extraordinary information about them, have loved and cared for them, and have educated tens of millions of people about belugas by providing the unique... MORE »

Thursday, August 4, 2016

MYSTIC AQUARIUM AND PARTNERS PRAISE CONNECTICUT CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION'S CALL FOR NEW ENGLAND OCEAN MONUMENT In Letter to Obama Administration, Blumenthal and Delegation Offer Detailed Proposal Mystic, Conn (August 4, 2016): The Connecticut Congressional delegation, led by Senator Richard Blumenthal, asked the Obama Administration today to permanently protect the New England Canyons and Seamounts, an ocean area about 150 miles off the... MORE »