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|Mystic Aquarium Prepares for Hurricane Irene|
With six outdoor exhibits housing a variety of animals, Mystic Aquarium is preparing for Hurricane Irene. As severe weather approaches, stingrays from the “Ray Touch Pool,” 30 African penguins from the “Roger Tory Peterson Penguin Pavilion” and hundreds of exotic birds from “Birds of the Outback” will be moved inside. Marine mammals, including sea lions, seals and beluga whales, will continue to remain outdoors in their secure habitats. The seal currently being rehabilitated in the outdoor Seal Rescue Clinic will be moved inside.
Husbandry staff will be on the premises around the clock to monitor animal safety, water levels and power sources. Mystic Aquarium is equipped with backup generators in the event of a power outage.
To further ensure animal safety, all items that are not securely grounded, such as umbrellas, exhibit canopies, trash and recycling receptacles, and kiosks, will be removed.
The public is encouraged to visit www.mysticaquarium.org or call 860.572.5955 for weather-related closures.
About Mystic Aquarium
Mystic Aquarium is a division of Sea Research Foundation, Inc., a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, and is counted among the nation’s leading aquariums with more than 300 species and an extensive collection of marine mammals, including New England’s only beluga whales. Mystic Aquarium has been a pioneer in offering guests a variety of up close encounters with a wide range of marine animals. The mission of Sea Research is to inspire people to care for and protect our ocean planet through education, research and exploration. Learn more at www.mysticaquarium.org or www.searesearch.org.
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