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Monday, March 26, 2018

Dear Friend: Much is happening and I want to share this update with you. Last Saturday I was very pleased to welcome His Excellency, Antonio Gutteres, the ninth Secretary General of the United Nations, to Mystic Aquarium. The Secretary General was very interested in discussing issues related to mass extinction which is very timely given the opening of our new exhibit on dinosaurs. His Excellency, Antonio Gutteres, the ninth... MORE »

Monday, March 26, 2018

In January of 2018, Mystic Aquarium veterinarians, stranding staff and researchers joined colleagues from Tufts, MIT, UConn and IFAW among others, and headed out to Monomoy Island off Chatham, Cape Cod to gather health data on grey seal pups. Among the swabs and samples collected to screen for influenza, blood samples were taken for immune function testing and genetic research to be carried out by Mystic Aquarium researchers. Day 1: To... MORE »

Friday, September 1, 2017

Q: When did you know you wanted to work with belugas? Lindsey: I knew I wanted to work with marine mammals, like belugas, when I was a child after my sister did a school project on manatees. I found them so interesting and I just wanted to learn more about all marine life! Q: How did you become a beluga trainer (school, volunteering, etc) Lindsey: I started to volunteer at Mystic Aquarium while attending the University of Rhode Island.... MORE »

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Book Lovers Day Day comes at the most perfect time of the year! This is a great time to sit outside and enjoy the beautiful summer weather. Whether you’re sitting in the sand, by a pool, or in your backyard, read anything-anywhere! We recommend Curious George Goes to the Aquarium; this book showcases many animals we have here at the Aquarium! The book includes; penguins, sea lions, jellyfish, piranhas, beluga’s, and much more! Many... MORE »

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Did you know that there are over 400 species of Sharks? That’s a lot of sharks roaming our oceans! But did you also know that about less than 5% are seen by humans, making that an astonishing 95% of sharks that go unseen. Shark awareness day couldn’t come at a better time; with Discovery Channel’s Shark Week fast approaching it seems they’re becoming more misunderstood with every episode. Sharks are also extremely smart, they have an... MORE »

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Mystic, Conn. (July 12, 2017): This Sunday, July 16, a team from Mystic Aquarium will hit the road for a summer adventure; traveling to some of the most popular 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 45 miles of sea coast in an effort to educate beach goers about stranded animals, their rescue... MORE »

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

With the Goal of Scientific Discovery through Research & Education Mystic, Conn. (July 5, 2017): Connecticut icons, Mystic Aquarium and the University of Connecticut (UConn) have enjoyed a long-standing relationship through education and research. The partnership was solidified further with the announcement of a National Science Foundation Grant for Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) earlier this year. Today, the two... MORE »

Saturday, April 29, 2017

My name is Katy, and I am a volunteer in the Herpetology and Fish & Invertebrates department, as well as the Education department at Mystic Aquarium. I help the staff care for the aquarium’s collection of reptiles and amphibians, and assist with various educational programs. For as long as I can remember, I have loved reptiles, so I was elated when I got the opportunity to volunteer in the herpetology department about a year-and-a-half... MORE »

Zoos and Aquaria on a Mission to Save the African Penguin

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

By Ellen Johnson Graduate Student at University of Connecticut, Department of Marine Sciences [email protected] Zoos and aquaria are increasingly stepping up to the front lines of biodiversity conservation efforts, emphasizing research and conservation action in addition to education. This commitment to conservation is reflected in the mission of the Mystic Aquarium: “to inspire people to care for and protect our ocean planet... MORE »

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Mystic Aquarium is proud to be one of the 232 member institutions that make up The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). This 501(c)3 non-profit organization is dedicated to the advancement of zoos and aquariums in the areas of conservation, education, science, and recreation. We are prouder still of what this collective organization does on a daily to support scientific research, conservation and education programs. As the old adage goes... MORE »