Month: November 2017

Thursday, November 30, 2017

  Dear Friend: Donors and Sponsors – A Special Thank You Just before Thanksgiving, we hosted a reception for our many donors and sponsors.  The reception itself was sponsored by United Healthcare.  In this “Giving Season” I would like to express my heartfelt appreciation for all who support Mystic Aquarium through donations and sponsorships. Here are some images from the evening:... MORE »

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Mystic, Conn. (November 28, 2017) –  This #GivingTuesday has an even more poignant meaning following Mystic Aquarium’s morning seal release. After months of dedicated care and rehabilitation from the Aquarium’s Animal Rescue Program, Hydrangea, a young female harbor seal, was released at Blue Shutters Beach in Charlestown, RI. Hydrangea was rescued in Cape Neddick, ME by the Marine Mammals of Maine and was transferred to Mystic... MORE »

Beluga Rescue Collaboration: November 6-14, 2017

Monday, November 20, 2017

As reported by Kathryn Justice, Mystic Aquarium’s Trainer of Cetaceans and Pinnipeds NOVEMBER 6-14, 2017: After arriving in Seward last Monday, November 6, I immediately headed for Alaska SeaLife Center (ASLC) to meet up with our Senior Trainer of Cetaceans and Pinnipeds, Nicole O’Donnell, who was halfway through her evening shift with Tyonek. After a brief reunion with Nicole and an even briefer introduction to the beluga calf, I met... MORE »

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Dear Friend: We are very pleased to welcome three new members of the Board of Trustees who were elected at our recent Board meeting. Patrick Green In April 2017, Patrick Green was named the new President and CEO of L+M Healthcare and the Executive Vice President of Yale New Haven Health. His appointment was effective June 5, 2017. Prior to his new role at L+M, Green served for five years as Senior Executive Vice President and Chief... MORE »

Monday, November 13, 2017

Mystic, Conn. (November 13, 2017): Mystic Aquarium is pleased to announce the election of Martin J. King,  CEO of Rhode Island-based Gurnet Consulting, to its Board of Trustees.  Mr. King brings his expertise in strategy execution, business process improvement, and technology to the Mystic Aquarium. “Martin King is an exceptional business leader in Rhode Island and our region,” said Dr. Stephen M. Coan, President and CEO of Mystic... MORE »

Monday, November 6, 2017

MYSTIC AQUARIUM & ATLANTIC MARINE CONSERVATION SOCIETY SIGN MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING FOR LONG ISLAND SOUND CONSERVATION Mystic, Conn. (November 1, 2017): With a shared interest in conservation of the ocean environment and a common bond for stewardship of marine resources, Mystic Aquarium and Atlantic Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to promote conservation within Long Island Sound.  The... MORE »

Friday, November 3, 2017

Mystic, Conn. (November 3, 2017) –  It was a November morning like no other: Blue Shutters Beach welcomed a crowd of over 100 people who eagerly awaited the arrival of five harbor seal pups from Mystic Aquarium’s Animal Rescue Program. Marigold, Begonia, Indigo, Viola and Blossom – all named for this year’s theme of flowers – were considered to be abandoned shortly after birth. Following months of rehabilitation, the five pups, now... MORE »

Beluga Rescue Collaboration: October 20-27, 2017

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

As reported by Nicole O'Donnell, Mystic Aquarium's Senior Trainer of Cetaceans and Pinnipeds OCTOBER 20-27, 2017: My first week in Alaska has been nothing short of remarkable. After a very brief two-hour crossover with Carey, Mystic Aquarium’s Supervisor of Cetaceans & Pinnipeds, I was on my way to learning my role in the rehabilitation process of this beluga calf. I have been paired on the 4PM – midnight shift with George Biedenbach,... MORE »