Category: Press Releases

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 »

Friday, July 22, 2016

MYSTIC AQUARIUM TO DROP LURES DURING JULY 25 SUMMER NIGHTS EVENT Pokémon Go Trainers Invited to Explore Aquarium and Grow Their Pokédex Mystic, CT (July 22, 2016): Mystic Aquarium is a Pokémon Go hotspot with Pokéstops, a gym, and during the July 25 Summer Nights event, will start dropping lures from 6 to 9 pm. Pokémon Trainers of all levels are welcome to search for Pokémon and battle at the gym in a safe and fun environment, all... MORE »

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

MYSTIC AQUARIUM PARTNERS WITH LOCAL MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS AND TECHNOLOGY GROUP TO HELP ENHANCE MOBILITY OF INJURED AFRICAN PENGUIN Students Successfully Complete Digital Workflow Framework by Using 3D Technology Mystic, CT (July 18, 2016):  A string of random conversations resulted in a collaborative effort that today finds an endangered African penguin with added mobility. And, all at the hands of a group of middle school students. ... MORE »

Friday, July 15, 2016

MYSTIC AQUARIUM AND UCONN EXPAND PARTNERSHIP Research of Long Island Sound at the forefront of Collaboration Mystic, Conn. (June 23, 2016):  Mystic Aquarium and the University of Connecticut (UConn) recently announced the further advancement of their ongoing and longstanding collaboration. With a shared common interest in maintaining marine biodiversity, these two renowned nonprofits will continue to work together to further stewardship... MORE »

Monday, June 27, 2016

MYSTIC AQUARIUM AND EUGENE O'NEILL THEATER CENTER JOIN FORCES Mystic, CT (June 21, 2016): Mystic Aquarium and the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, two of the region’s most revered cultural organizations, have launched a partnership fostering engagement and bolstering conservation initiatives important to locals and guests alike. The Guest Services staff at Mystic Aquarium will receive presentation training from the O’Neill’s... MORE »

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

MYSTIC AQUARIUM TO SPARK WAVES OF CHANGE IN OCEAN PROTECTION ON WORLD OCEANS DAY Activities Kick-Off Summer Campaign for National Monument Designation Mystic, CT (June 8, 2016): Back in March, after years of hard work, Dr. Peter Auster of Mystic Aquarium and Dr. Scott Kraus of New England Aquarium released a wide-ranging scientific analysis of areas proposed for permanent protection as a national monument including New England submarine... MORE »

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

MYSTIC-WIDE CLEANUP SET FOR FRIDAY IN CELEBRATION OF LONG ISLAND SOUND A Cooperative Effort of Mystic Aquarium, Mystic Seaport & the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center Mystic, Conn. (May 24, 2016): Mystic Aquarium, Mystic Seaport and the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center have joined forces to host a town-wide, large-scale debris removal event as part of Long island Sound Day.  While the measurable goal is to remove 400 pounds of debris... MORE »