Category: Press Releases

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 »

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Mystic Aquarium’s Animal Rescue Program Helps Young Pups Abandoned at Birth Mystic, Conn. (September 13, 2016) – This morning, Blue Shutters Beach in Charlestown, RI welcomed over 200 people with sun, surf, and a few special guests. Mystic Aquarium’s Animal Rescue Team released half a dozen harbor seal pups back to their ocean environment. As part of Aquarium Animal Rescue Team tradition, the six pups were named for this year’s... MORE »

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

OCEAN CONSERVATION ADDRESSED DURING MYSTIC AQUARIUM’S CONSERVATION IN ACTION EVENT FEATURING SENATOR BLUMENTHAL Mystic, Conn. (August 31, 2016): Last night, Mystic Aquarium recognized Senator Richard Blumenthal and his congressional colleagues for their leadership in ocean conservation as part of the Conservation in Action speaker series.  The event highlighted Senator Blumenthal’s unyielding efforts to encourage the designation by... MORE »

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

MYSTIC AQUARIUM’S 2ND ANNUAL WOMEN IN SCIENCE DAY A GREAT SUCCESS Event Supported by the Petit Family Foundation Mystic, Conn. (August 10, 2016): While animals are generally the focal point at Mystic Aquarium, today it was the 30 plus “Women in Science” who stole the show. 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... MORE »

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

YOUNG HARBOR SEAL RECEIVES SECOND CHANCE AT LIFE AFTER ENTANGLEMENT Mystic Aquarium Animal Rescue Program Talks Trash After Seal Release Mystic, Conn. (August 9, 2016) – Trash, pollution, litter, debris; while it’s known by many names, the everlasting effects of its presence on our planet continues to threaten the health of our oceans and its inhabitants. Copper,  an approximately 1 year old male harbor seal, was released today in... MORE »

Thursday, August 4, 2016

MYSTIC AQUARIUM AND PARTNERS PRAISE CONNECTICUT CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION'S CALL FOR NEW ENGLAND OCEAN MONUMENT In Letter to Obama Administration, Blumenthal and Delegation Offer Detailed Proposal Mystic, Conn (August 4, 2016): The Connecticut Congressional delegation, led by Senator Richard Blumenthal, asked the Obama Administration today to permanently protect the New England Canyons and Seamounts, an ocean area about 150 miles off the... MORE »

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

MYSTIC AQUARIUM CAMPAIGNS FOR MARINE NATIONAL MONUMENT DESIGNATION IN REGION As Part of the Ocean Treasures Coalition Mystic, Conn. (July 26, 2016): It’s like walking through Dr. Seuss’ garden. That is how Mystic Aquarium Senior Research Scientist Dr. Peter Auster describes the New England Coral Canyons and Seamounts, located 150 miles off the coast of Cape Cod. For over 30 years, Dr. Auster has been working in the area that teems... MORE »