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Seal Splash

One of the most rewarding sounds for staff and volunteers in the Animal Rescue Program is a SPLASH!

From the first splash of a healing harbor seal entering the med pool to the animal’s ultimate dive into the ocean on release day – to us, a splash means SUCCESS.

You, too, can make a splash by helping Mystic Aquarium’s Animal Rescue Team succeed in their mission!

Saturday, February 22, 2020
Splash at Noon

Zbierski House
1 Beach Pond Road
Groton, CT

Splashers running into the water

Registration is now open!

Registration and check-in begins at 11:00am with music and refreshments. Plus, meet the stars of our Animal Rescue Team, who are making a difference in the lives of marine animals every day.

Top fundraisers receive special prizes!

About The Animal Rescue Program

  • Mystic Aquarium’s Animal Rescue Program (ARP) has been rescuing, rehabilitating and releasing sick, stranded or injured marine animals since 1975.
  • Our Program covers more than 1,000 miles of coastline throughout Connecticut, Rhode Island and Fishers Island, New York.
  • A majority of patients admitted to the Animal Rescue Clinic are seals including those commonly found in New England like harbor, gray, harp and hooded seals.

Working closely with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries, which is the ARP’s permitting office, and other government agencies, the Animal Rescue Team responds to an average of 150 hotline calls each year while also providing support to other stranding facilities in New England and even as far as California.

When you peek inside our Clinic, you’ll see a collection of pools that are specially designed for each stage of the rehabilitation process. From their initial admission date to the final days leading up to release, our Animal Rescue Team ensures each seal meets vital milestones throughout their rehabilitation process. So whenever you see a seal swimming or lounging in the largest open pool, know that there may be a seal release in the near future!

Seal Patient
Seal Release Volunteer


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