Category: Press Releases

Monday, December 10, 2018

On Friday night, December 7, nearly 5,500 guests visited Mystic Aquarium as part of Olde Mistick Village’s Festival of Lights. Thanks to the generosity of those guests, Mystic Aquarium, with the help of Mystic Transportation, delivered 7,039 pounds of non-perishable food to the Gemma E. Moran United Way/Labor Food Center in New London this morning. An additional $801 was collected in monetary donations in support of the local food... MORE »

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

MYSTIC AQUARIUM’S CONSERVATION IN ACTION SERIES TAKES ON THE FUTURE OF MARINE PROTECTED AREAS IN A CHANGING CLIMATE Featuring the Debut of the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation’s Blue Beacon Series Mystic, Conn. (December 5, 2018): On Tuesday, December 11, Mystic Aquarium continues its popular Conservation in Action Series with “The Future of Marine Protected Areas in a Changing Climate”, which will address the future of marine... MORE »

Monday, October 15, 2018

Marine Mammals of Maine Join Release in Light of Unusual Mortality Event Mystic, Conn. (October 15, 2018) – Earlier this morning, Mystic Aquarium, in collaboration with Marine Mammals of Maine (MMoME) and Atlantic Marine Conservation Society, released six harbor seals in Charlestown, RI. Each seal was rescued in Maine by MMoME as a pup and was considered to have been abandoned shortly after birth. Rescued in Cape Elizabeth, Kauai was... MORE »

Friday, September 14, 2018

Goal to Remove 500lbs of Debris during Community Event this Saturday Mystic, Conn. (September 17, 2018): Mystic Aquarium is once again partnering with other community organizations to empower locals to help cleanup Mystic. The third annual Mystic-Wide Clean-Up, a town-wide, large-scale debris removal event, is scheduled for Saturday, September 22, 2018 from 10:00am to 6:00pm. “Our goal is to remove more than 500 lbs. of debris from over... MORE »

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Mystic, Conn. (September 13, 2018): In September, Mystic Aquarium is proud to host two unique new programs specifically for valued educators in Rhode Island. The RI Teacher’s Challenge and Educator Appreciation Day seek to highlight not only the importance of ocean conservation but also the significant impact that teachers have in shaping the next generation. “Every day, Mystic Aquarium educators connect with students of all ages to... MORE »

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Mystic, Conn. (August 30, 2018) – Earlier this morning, Mystic Aquarium’s Animal Rescue Program released a young gray seal named Jekyll. With heavy beach traffic a concern for the safety of the newly recovered seal, the Aquarium’s Animal Rescue Team selected a secluded beach in Rhode Island for Jekyll’s private return to the ocean. Rescued in Barnstable, MA by the International Fund for Animal Welfare, Jekyll was found with... MORE »

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Mystic, Conn. (August 27, 2018): Animal care professionals at Mystic Aquarium have the honor and privilege of caring for multiple species that appear on both the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species™ as well as the Federal Endangered Species List including the endangered Panamanian golden frog, African penguin and green and loggerhead sea turtles. Recently proposed rule changes would... MORE »

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Mystic, Conn. (August 21, 2018): Over 50 women in science met with Mystic Aquarium guests as part of the fourth Annual Women in Science Day. Scientists, researchers and animal care professionals as well as women of achievement from the local scientific community showcased the amazing work they do in the name of science. “The goal is to allow children of all ages to talk to our scientists and explore different career options in a variety of... MORE »

Monday, August 13, 2018

Mystic, Conn. (August 13, 2018): Allison D. Tuttle, DVM, Diplomate ACZM and Vice President of Biological Programs at Mystic Aquarium is headed to Taiwan as a Fulbright Specialist to assist the National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium. Tuttle will provide professional consultation as the organization looks to enhance its veterinary and husbandry programming.  Board certified in zoological medicine, Tuttle will bring over 15 years of... MORE »

Friday, June 22, 2018

Mystic, Conn. (June 22, 2018): This Saturday, June 23, a team from Mystic Aquarium will kick-off their annual ‘Seal Scoot Summer Tour.’ Throughout the summer, members of the Aquarium’s Animal Rescue Team will travel to some of the most popular area beaches along the Connecticut and Rhode Island shoreline with the goal of increasing awareness of the Aquarium’s Animal Rescue Program. Rescue staff and volunteers will travel approximately... MORE »