Month: September 2016

Friday, September 30, 2016

Dear Friend: Our annual Ocean Commotion gala was quite a success. We announced completion of fundraising for the Dr. George and Carol Milne Conservation and Research Center, a $4 million new building including renovation of the Aquatic Animal Study Center, a project that is already underway. The renovated building is being transformed into the John T. and Jane A. Wiederhold Foundation Veterinary and Animal Care Facility with state of the art... MORE »

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

(Mystic, CT – Sept. 27, 2016) Today during a routine medical exam Mystic Aquarium staff discovered that the wayward manatee dubbed “Washburn” is pregnant. The 800 pound female was rescued by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) last Thursday in Falmouth, MA just before the water temperatures dropped to an uninhabitable 67 degrees Fahrenheit. "An ultrasound conducted by our veterinary team determined that the manatee is... MORE »

Friday, September 23, 2016

Mystic, CT (September 23, 2016): Last evening, Mystic Aquarium’s Animal Rescue Program admitted a female Florida manatee to the John T. and Jane A. Wiederhold Foundation Veterinary and Animal Health Center.  The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) monitored, rescued and transported the manatee under a permit and with guidance from the US Fish and Wildlife Service. The female manatee weighs in at just over 800 lbs.  Under the... MORE »

Friday, September 23, 2016

Dear Friend: This week we had a surprise visit from singer Meghan Trainor who toured Mystic Aquarium with Senior Vice President for External Affairs, Andy Wood, enjoying unique experiences with the help of the training staff. Andy is now a hero with his teenage daughter! On Thursday evening, we welcomed another new visitor, Mystic Aquarium’s first manatee! The animal was rescued from the waters of Cape Cod Bay by the International Fund for... MORE »

Friday, September 16, 2016

On behalf of future marine conservationists, I thank President Obama for his work in protecting our oceans now and for generations to come by designating the Northeast Canyons and Seamount Marine National Monument. This monument is particularly special as it is the first marine monument in the Atlantic Ocean; the same waters that I have been lucky enough to grow up on and explore to investigate the crabs, birds, snails and fish that all call it... MORE »

Friday, September 16, 2016

Mystic Aquarium Pres. & CEO Coan Participates in Our Ocean Conference with Conservation Commitments Washington, DC (September 16, 2016): Started in 2014 by Secretary of State John Kerry, the Our Ocean conference is a convener of the world’s most influential organizations dedicated to protecting the ocean environment. The conference has been an instrument for historic collaboration and far-reaching environmental change. Receiving an... MORE »

Thursday, September 15, 2016

MYSTIC AQUARIUM LAUDS PRESIDENT OBAMA FOR MARINE NATIONAL MONUMENT DESIGNATION IN ATLANTIC Recognizing Research done by Mystic Aquarium’s Dr. Peter Auster Mystic, Conn. (September 14, 2016): Today, after decades of research by Mystic Aquarium’s research scientist Dr. Peter Auster and the prolonged and dedicated efforts of the Protect New England Treasures Coalition, President Obama designated the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine... MORE »

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Mystic Aquarium’s Animal Rescue Program Helps Young Pups Abandoned at Birth Mystic, Conn. (September 13, 2016) – This morning, Blue Shutters Beach in Charlestown, RI welcomed over 200 people with sun, surf, and a few special guests. Mystic Aquarium’s Animal Rescue Team released half a dozen harbor seal pups back to their ocean environment. As part of Aquarium Animal Rescue Team tradition, the six pups were named for this year’s... MORE »

Liberty Calakos: Penguin Run/Walk Blog Part 2

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Find Your Waffle Maker Hope you all are training hard for the Penguin Run/Walk!  For those of you new runners I hope the Couch to 5K is working out for you!  Remember to keep up the hard work! Since I talked about why I run in my last blog I’m going to tell you all the story of how I started.  Almost two years ago I started online dating.  I never had done this before.  I was so nervous judging people by just their pictures and what... MORE »