Category: Beluga Rescue Collaboration Blog

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »