Month: October 2016

Friday, October 28, 2016

As I write this I am on my way to Cleveland to attend a memorial service for Howard F. Stirn, former Chairman of the Board. He was one of the founders of Mystic Aquarium, and he and his wife Cara visited frequently until a few years ago. He died last month at the age of 92. In recent years Howard kept in close touch with Mystic Aquarium through email and telephone calls. He cared deeply about the staff and would often buy a table at Ocean... MORE »

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Mystic, Conn. (October 27, 2016) – Another successful Mystic Aquarium seal release took place this morning at Blue Shutters Beach in Charlestown, RI as three young harbor seal pups returned to their ocean environment. This brings the Animal Rescue Team’s release numbers for the 2016 season to a remarkable 20 seal count. Mystic Aquarium’s Animal Rescue Team released Potch, Topaz and Crystal, all named for this year’s theme of minerals... MORE »

Friday, October 21, 2016

Last Saturday’s 10th Annual Run/Walk for the Penguins was a fun morning! The event - first envisioned by Chief Scientist, Dr. Tracy Romano - raises funds to support our work protecting the African penguin. It has grown from a handful of participants to many hundred. This year, approximately 650 people gathered early Saturday morning – families, individuals, track clubs, professionals and hobbyists. Here are photos of the race overall... MORE »

Monday, October 17, 2016

Towei & Wawrzynowski Overall 5K Winners Mystic, Conn. (October 15, 2016) – Over 600 participants gathered at Mystic Aquarium this morning to participate in the 10th Annual Penguin Run/Walk in support of the conservation efforts of the endangered African penguin. Taking home top honors in the 5K were Jason Towei of Vernon, CT, and Lisa Wawrzynowski of Newington CT. Special honors also went to the Pawcatuck Middle School teams. The... MORE »

Friday, October 14, 2016

Dear Friend: Please join me in wishing special congratulations this week to Executive Vice President for Administration and Finance, and Chief Financial Officer, Denise Armstrong. Denise celebrated her 10th anniversary at Mystic Aquarium. She has been an excellent leader and collaborator over the past decade and I am very appreciative of her many efforts to advance the organization. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ On Monday, Mystic... MORE »

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

By Dr. Peter J. Auster On the heels of his expansion of the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument in Hawaii last month, last week President Obama cemented his legacy as one of our greatest conservation leaders by announcing the designation of the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument in the US waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Located 150 miles off the coast of Cape Cod, the monument covers an area of 4,913 square... MORE »

Race Time!

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Hello runners, walkers, and general aquarium lovers! The Penguin Walk/Run is this weekend!! To all of you who are participating I can’t wait to see you there. If this is your first race, congrats! You’ve made it! The best advice I can give those training is to run one mile the day before so that you warm up your legs. Running a race is tons of fun. Usually, I won’t wear headphones because people are generally talkative and it’s fun... MORE »

Friday, October 7, 2016

October 7, 2016 Dear Friend: Governance of Sea Research Foundation and Mystic Aquarium is technically vested with the Board of Trustees. There are five committees of the Board of Trustees (Marketing, Development, Mission Programs, Finance, Capital Projects) that meet at least three times a year. Other committees (Nominating and Governance, Human Resources and Compensation, and Audit) convene occasionally. Several processes exist for... MORE »