Category: Press Releases

Friday, May 12, 2017

Mystic, Conn. (May 11, 2017): The animals at Mystic Aquarium receive world-class care each and every day including behavioral enrichment and regular medical exams. With daily and individualized interactions, even the slightest change is detected by the animal care professionals. So, when the team began to notice an intermittent ear discharge from Bristol, a four year old harbor seal, the team immediately jumped into action. Once a patient in the... MORE »

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Mystic, Conn. (May 10, 2017): On Sunday, May 14, 2017, Dr. Tracy Romano will receive an honorary doctorate of humane letters from Saint Michael’s in Colchester, Vt., as part of the 2017 commencement ceremony. Romano, who received an undergraduate degree from St. Michael’s in 1986, is chief scientist and vice president of biological research at Mystic Aquarium. “I am truly privileged and blessed to have had a well-rounded liberal arts... MORE »

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Mystic, Conn. (May 8, 2017): Something weird and wonderful will happen at Mystic Aquarium this Memorial Day Weekend. Beginning Friday, May 26, 2017, guests will be invited take a walk on the weird side of our watery world with Weird & Wonderful. This exciting new exhibit showcases some of nature’s most bizarre and fascinating creatures. Spanning more than 1,000 square feet and featuring several new exhibits and animals, guests will... MORE »

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Mystic, Conn. (May 9, 2017): For the last several nights, Mystic Aquarium and their Citizen Scientists have scouted the area of Bluff Point State Park in Groton in search of horseshoe crabs. This is part of the annual monitoring of the species that is proving to be beneficial to state agencies, conservationists and scientists. During May and June, thousands of horseshoe crabs gather on gently sloping beaches to reproduce and lay eggs in the... MORE »

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Activities Continue with Annual Clean-Up on Sunday  Mystic, Conn. (April 19, 2017): It may be a party but Mystic Aquarium takes Earth Day very seriously. A host of activities for children and families alike will help drive home the importance of clean air, land, and water. Mystic Aquarium is proud to join the over one-billion caring people around the world who will celebrate Earth Day.  Activities will take place on campus and in the... MORE »

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Honey Bee Conservation to be Highlighted on April 13 While conservation and education are at the heart of Mystic Aquarium’s mission, those efforts will take a slightly different slant during the upcoming Mystic Spirit Week.  Mystic Aquarium and Olde Mistick Village’s Sticky Situations are joining forces to highlight the much-needed conservation efforts of the honey bee. Mystic Aquarium will show their civic pride during Mystic Spirit... MORE »

Patriot’s DL Trey Flowers Helps Tackle Mystic Aquarium’s First Seal Release of the Year

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Aquarium Names Seal After Patriot’s Defensive Lineman in Honor of Epic Win Mystic, Conn. (February 28, 2017) – Earlier this morning, Super Bowl champion Trey Flowers teamed up with Mystic Aquarium's Animal Rescue Program to help release the first rehabilitated seal of the year. Named after the Patriot's defensive lineman, Trey Flowers, the female harbor seal, charged the crashing waves at Blue Shutters Beach while Flowers, the Super Bowl... MORE »


Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Earlier this week, Mystic Aquarium was recognized by the Business Council of Fairfield County as a gold winner for its successful efforts in promoting a healthy workplace. On February 14, Kateri Wheeler, SPHR, Senior Director, Human Resources, accepted the award on behalf of Mystic Aquarium during the Healthy Workplaces Best Practices Award Ceremony held at the Stamford Marriott Hotel. Healthy Workplace winners were celebrated for their... MORE »

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 »