Month: February 2019

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Mystic, Conn. (February 12, 2019): Over the last few years, they have become one of the most wished for gifts during the holidays. Drones, as Drew Prindle of digitaltrends.com says, “have transformed from a geeky hobbyist affair to a full-on cultural phenomenon.” More than four years ago, on CBS Networks “60 Minutes,” Amazon’s CEO Jeff Bezos indicated “that drones would be delivering goods to people’s homes within a half hour of... MORE »

Research Spotlight: Celebrate World Whale Day With Conservation

Saturday, February 9, 2019

By Dr. Laura Thompson, Mystic Aquarium Researcher Today, February 9, is World Whale Day. Founded in Maui, Hawaii, in 1980 as part of the Pacific Whale Foundation’s Maui Whale Festival, World Whale Day was a way to honor humpback whales. The recognition on this day has expanded beyond the humpback due to the ever-increasing need to conserve many species of whales facing threats like climate change, habitat loss, pollution and more. As a... MORE »