Month: October 2017

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Dear Friend, First of all, a very happy Halloween to all of you! Below are my two new favorite Halloween pictures, the first one starring Vice President of Biological Programs, Dr. Allison Tuttle: And this one, sent to us by Stonington Chief of Police Darren Stewart. One of our Sea Schoolers dressed up as the Stonington Police Boat. Captain Olson and Officer Cullen stopped by and thanked the future Officer for his... MORE »

Beluga Rescue Collaboration: October 17-20, 2017

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

As reported by Carey Richard, Mystic Aquarium’s Supervisor of Cetaceans and Pinnipeds October 17, 2017: With any sort of rehabilitation there are peaks and valleys.  The calf started to show some signs of colic early this week prompting a quick response from the veterinarian team and changes to his regime.  As his body gets used to the formula that we are feeding him to ensure that he is receiving the nutrition and medications that he... MORE »

Friday, October 20, 2017

From Local RI Shores to North Carolina and Alaska, Mystic Aquarium Works to Care for Marine Animals in Need Mystic, Conn. (October 20, 2017) – This morning, Blue Shutters Beach in Charlestown, RI was greeted by the warm sun, calm surf and encouraging crowd as Mystic Aquarium’s Animal Rescue Program released four harbor seals. The four harbor seal pups - Flax, Larkspur, Sunflower and Buttercup _ were rescued by Marine Mammals of Maine... MORE »

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Dear Friend: 11th Annual Penguin Walk / Run This past Saturday, the 11th Annual Penguin Walk / Run took place at Mystic Aquarium.  There were 475 participants in the event which raised $25,000 in support of Mystic Aquarium’s research and conservation efforts on behalf of highly endangered African Penguins. The Penguin Walk / Run was started by Chief Scientist, Dr. Tracy Romano, who is an avid runner and who also coaches the cross... MORE »

Beluga Rescue Collaboration: October 11 – 15, 2017

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

As reported by Carey Richard, Mystic Aquarium's Supervisor of Cetaceans and Pinnipeds October 11, 2017: The last couple of days have been a time of transition as colleagues who have been in Seward since the days right after the calf’s stranding are returning home to their jobs and families.  While we said goodbye to some great people, we are also welcoming new (and equally as great) staff from assisting facilities. With the influx of new... MORE »

Beluga Rescue Collaboration: October 5 – 9, 2017

Friday, October 13, 2017

As reported by Carey Richard, Mystic Aquarium's Supervisor of Cetaceans and Pinnipeds OCTOBER 5, 2017: After a long day of traveling, I arrived in Alaska yesterday afternoon and drove to Seward via the New Seward Highway.  The views during the drive were something out of a movie! Snow-covered mountain tops everywhere, an area of water called Beluga Point, and just overall peace and tranquility.  After a two-hour drive from Anchorage, I... MORE »

Friday, October 13, 2017

African Penguin Awareness Day is to make the public aware of the threat of their extinction, as well as let people know there are things they can do to help. The population of African Penguins has declined by 70% in the last 10 years. A major reason as to why they’re facing extinction is because of the several oil spills in the last 20+ years. The oil pollutes the water, and since the African Penguins’ main food source comes from the... MORE »

Elana’s Running Blog: October 11, 2017

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Run for a cause. People run races for many different reasons - whether it’s a personal goal, for training purposes or simply for the cool medals.  I’m running this weekend’s Run/Walk for the Penguins because I’m on a mission! Well, Mystic Aquarium is on a mission and, as an 11 year employee, I believe strongly in our efforts to inspire others to protect our ocean plant. My job at Mystic Aquarium is truly unique.  I work with many... MORE »

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Dear Friend: Mystic Aquarium Assisting with Stranded Beluga Calf in Alaska A stranded beluga calf, struggling to survive on its own, was rescued from Cook Inlet, Alaska on Saturday, Sept. 30. The male calf is undergoing intensive around-the-clock care provided by a team of beluga whale experts including Georgia Aquarium, Vancouver Aquarium, Shedd Aquarium, SeaWorld, and Mystic Aquarium who’ve flown from across North America to support... MORE »

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Mystic, Conn. (October 5, 2017) – Just a couple of weeks after a triple seal release, Mystic Aquarium’s Animal Rescue Program is at it again. Earlier this morning, Aquarium staff and volunteers released two harbor seal pups, Lavender and Bluebell, at Blue Shutters Beach in Charlestown, RI. Both pups were believed to have been abandoned shortly after birth and were rescued by Marine Mammals of Maine. Lavender, a female harbor seal, was... MORE »