Category: Press Releases

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

As part of her PhD dissertation, Dr. Laura Thompson, under the direction of Dr. Tracy Romano, Chief Scientist and Vice President of Biological Research at Mystic Aquarium developed a method to collect samples of respiratory vapor, or “blow,” from belugas. Over the past several years, Dr. Thompson has used blow sampling to measure changes in cortisol both in animals at Mystic Aquarium as well as in the field. Today Mystic Aquarium and... MORE »

Monday, February 13, 2017

Mystic, Conn. (February 13, 2017): According to the Statistic Brain Research Institute, by this time 41.6% of people have jettisoned their New Year’s resolutions. Just this week, Mystic Aquarium cast asea a Resolution as well.  Resolution the Kemp’s ridley (Lepidochelys kempii) sea turtle that is! The species is named after Richard M. Kemp, a fisherman from Key West, FL, who first submitted the species for identification in 1906. This... MORE »

Monday, January 9, 2017

Mystic, Conn. (January 9, 2017): Something old, something new, something borrowed, something Ocean Blue! Ocean Blue Catering, one of the area’s premier wedding and event planners, is hosting the quintessential boutique Bridal Expo on Sunday, February 12 from 6:00pm 8:00pm at Mystic Aquarium. The Bridal Expo will feature bridal shops, jewelers, photographers, entertainers, salons, health & wellness vendors and more from the exquisite and... MORE »

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Mystic, Conn. (January 5, 2017): Mystic Aquarium proudly announced today its certification by the American Humane Conservation program, a first-of-its-kind effort dedicated solely to helping ensure that animals living in human care at the world’s zoos and aquariums are humanely and ethically treated. After a rigorous third-party audit based on science-based standards created by the world’s leading animal scientists, animal behaviorists and... MORE »

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Mystic, Conn. (October 27, 2016) – Another successful Mystic Aquarium seal release took place this morning at Blue Shutters Beach in Charlestown, RI as three young harbor seal pups returned to their ocean environment. This brings the Animal Rescue Team’s release numbers for the 2016 season to a remarkable 20 seal count. Mystic Aquarium’s Animal Rescue Team released Potch, Topaz and Crystal, all named for this year’s theme of minerals... MORE »

Monday, October 17, 2016

Towei & Wawrzynowski Overall 5K Winners Mystic, Conn. (October 15, 2016) – Over 600 participants gathered at Mystic Aquarium this morning to participate in the 10th Annual Penguin Run/Walk in support of the conservation efforts of the endangered African penguin. Taking home top honors in the 5K were Jason Towei of Vernon, CT, and Lisa Wawrzynowski of Newington CT. Special honors also went to the Pawcatuck Middle School teams. The... MORE »

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

(Mystic, CT – Sept. 27, 2016) Today during a routine medical exam Mystic Aquarium staff discovered that the wayward manatee dubbed “Washburn” is pregnant. The 800 pound female was rescued by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) last Thursday in Falmouth, MA just before the water temperatures dropped to an uninhabitable 67 degrees Fahrenheit. "An ultrasound conducted by our veterinary team determined that the manatee is... MORE »

Friday, September 23, 2016

Mystic, CT (September 23, 2016): Last evening, Mystic Aquarium’s Animal Rescue Program admitted a female Florida manatee to the John T. and Jane A. Wiederhold Foundation Veterinary and Animal Health Center.  The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) monitored, rescued and transported the manatee under a permit and with guidance from the US Fish and Wildlife Service. The female manatee weighs in at just over 800 lbs.  Under the... MORE »

Friday, September 16, 2016

Mystic Aquarium Pres. & CEO Coan Participates in Our Ocean Conference with Conservation Commitments Washington, DC (September 16, 2016): Started in 2014 by Secretary of State John Kerry, the Our Ocean conference is a convener of the world’s most influential organizations dedicated to protecting the ocean environment. The conference has been an instrument for historic collaboration and far-reaching environmental change. Receiving an... MORE »

Thursday, September 15, 2016

MYSTIC AQUARIUM LAUDS PRESIDENT OBAMA FOR MARINE NATIONAL MONUMENT DESIGNATION IN ATLANTIC Recognizing Research done by Mystic Aquarium’s Dr. Peter Auster Mystic, Conn. (September 14, 2016): Today, after decades of research by Mystic Aquarium’s research scientist Dr. Peter Auster and the prolonged and dedicated efforts of the Protect New England Treasures Coalition, President Obama designated the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine... MORE »