Month: September 2017

Friday, September 29, 2017

Mystic, Conn. (September 29, 2017): Victoria, or Tori as she is better known at Mystic Aquarium, is on the mend after undergoing ophthalmic surgery to address a long-standing illness. Tori the harbor seal was admitted to Mystic Aquarium’s Animal Rescue Clinic in 2012 with several severe health issues. Suffering from a ruptured globe resulting in blindness in her left eye, ultimately it was determined that Mystic Aquarium would be her forever... MORE »

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Dear Friend, Last Saturday evening we celebrated our annual Ocean Commotion gala at Mystic Aquarium.  The event was attended by 525 people and raised $750,000 for mission programs. Thank you to all who worked so hard to make the evening a great success, with special thanks to the Co-Chairs of the event, Eric Janney and Susette Tibus and the event Committee, Marion Dodd, Blaire Eddy, Mark Fader, Marjorie Geiger, Anne Goldenthal, Louise... MORE »

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Music. It is one of the things that I need when I run. Just like peanut butter needs jelly and Oreos need milk. Like pancakes need syrup and movies need popcorn. Like, well you get the idea…I just need it. Right before the start of my last half, 30 seconds out, my headphones and my phone were in a little dispute. They were not pairing. For some reason, they chose right then and there to not work together as a team. There is no “I” in... MORE »

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Mystic, Conn. (September 21, 2017) – Mystic Aquarium’s Animal Rescue Program was in full-bloom this morning as three rehabilitated Harbor seal pups were released in Charlestown, RI.  After receiving compassionate and specialized care from Mystic Aquarium’s animal care professionals, Aster, Azalea and Ivy were released to the open ocean. A large crowd of onlookers at Blue Shutters Beach helped the team at Mystic Aquarium give the trio a... MORE »

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Dear Friend: ASSOCIATION OF ZOOS AND AQUARIUMS ANNUAL CONFERENCE Last week the Association of Zoos and Aquariums held its annual conference in Indianapolis.  Those attending from Mystic Aquarium, in addition to me, included Katie Cubina, Andy Wood, Larry Rivarde, Allison Tuttle, Laurie Macha, Nate Fague, Laura Batt, Gayle Sirpenski, Roz Gilhuly , Dale Wolbrink and Tracy Romano. Mystic Aquarium plays an active role in the leadership of... MORE »

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

2:12:21 2:02:36 Numbers have meanings. I ran my first half marathon this past May, the Mystic Half. I decided back in December that I was going to do this. As I hit the “agree” button on my computer, and signed my life away, my stomach instantly turned into knots, what in the world was I getting myself into! I found a plan, was introduced to a wonderful group of women runners who were very supportive and inspirational and started... MORE »

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Dear Friend: As I write this we are all bracing for Hurricane Irma. Our thoughts go out to those who are being impacted now. Mystic Aquarium has its own emergency preparedness plan which is being activated. We will keep our community closely apprised of any information that is available. We are still collecting donations for the Association of Zoos and Aquariums Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund which will provide support for our colleagues and... MORE »

Friday, September 1, 2017

Q: When did you know you wanted to work with belugas? Lindsey: I knew I wanted to work with marine mammals, like belugas, when I was a child after my sister did a school project on manatees. I found them so interesting and I just wanted to learn more about all marine life! Q: How did you become a beluga trainer (school, volunteering, etc) Lindsey: I started to volunteer at Mystic Aquarium while attending the University of Rhode Island.... MORE »