Latest Mystic Aquarium & Institute for Exploration Stories

2011-07-05 15:52:00

MYSTIC, Conn., July 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Gov. Dannel P. Malloy underscored his continuing commitment to tourism Tuesday during a visit to Mystic Aquarium, the state's leading non-casino attraction. Malloy said tourism is an economic engine for the state and noted early signs of success resulting from the state's $2.6 million "Quick Start" Tourism Marketing Campaign. Mystic Aquarium is a lead partner in the campaign and had just witnessed a 19% jump in attendance over the same July 4...

2010-10-20 12:30:00

EAST HARTFORD, Conn., Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) and Sea Research Foundation, Inc., which operates the acclaimed Mystic Aquarium, today announced that UTC will donate $1 million toward a major expansion and transformation of the aquarium's Challenge of the Deep exhibit hall. UTC's donation will help pay for new exhibit space, features and exhibits that highlight the history of human undersea exploration, with emphasis on the exploits of renowned...

2010-10-08 13:33:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The JASON Project, an internationally recognized science program for middle-school students and an affiliate of National Geographic Society, today announced Sea Research Foundation, Inc. has assumed management of its operation. Founded in 1989 by oceanographer and explorer Dr. Robert D. Ballard, JASON has connected over 11 million students with scientists through classroom learning experiences and hands-on exploration. The non-profit organization,...

2008-08-02 15:00:12

By Donita Naylor CHARLESTOWN -- Westerly Hospital nurse manager Nancy Clarke got the honor of opening the crate to release SYPg0809. The young male harp seal -- identified by his stranding code to remind that he is a wild animal, not an adorable, soulful, inquisitive, little lost baby -- was released from a carrier between two lines of onlookers at Blue Shutters Beach just after 8 yesterday morning. For Clarke, the release was bittersweet. She was part of a Westerly Hospital team that...

2007-05-18 00:05:00

CHARLESTOWN, R.I. (AP) - Fifteen seals were released back into the water Thursday after being rehabilitated at the Mystic Aquarium in Connecticut. The seals were trucked in last month after a rehabilitation center in Maine where they had been kept was shut down by the National Marine Fisheries Service. The aquarium took in 21 seals, but only 15 - all yearlings - were well enough to be sent into the water. They were released from large carriers on Blue Shutters Town Beach. The seals had been...

2005-04-02 00:30:00

MYSTIC, Conn. (AP) -- After bringing in a parade of males and watching for years as nature never took its course, scientists at Mystic Aquarium have performed what is believed to be the first artificial insemination of a beluga whale. Aquarium scientists, with help from their peers at Sea World, artificially inseminated Kela, a 24-year-old beluga, on Thursday morning. After giving the whale hormones to induce the release of an egg into the reproductive tract, workers used a crane to lift...

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