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Saturday, August 12, 2017

Garden eels? Really?

A picture is worth a thousand words...

...and our new exhibit has a lot to say! Mystic Aquarium recently opened, "Our Blue Park" - a gallery exhibit display dedicated to the first marine national monument in the Atlantic Ocean. Located in the mezzanine leading to our Foxwoods Marine Theater, the exhibit takes guests on a photographic journey of the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument and seeks to connect with adults and children alike to raise awareness about conservation both locally and globally.

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Our Blue Park

"I hope the exhibit creates such a feeling for each of our guests - revealing the otherwise hidden natural geological and biological treasures at and beneath the surface," said Dr. Peter Auster, Mystic Aquarium's senior research scientist who was instrumental in providing the scientific rationale for conservation of the area. "Even for those who will never go there; knowing that such a place exists as part of our collection of wild places evokes a sense of national pride and stewardship."

Animal Spotlight: Garden Eel 
Garden eel
This cool creature burrows itself into the sand tail first; using mucus from its body as a cement to keep that sand from collapsing. Garden eels generally face the current, allowing them to catch zooplankton as it flows past.

During your next visit, see how many garden eels you can spot in the Weird & Wonderful exhibit.

You Can Help

Basic aquarium care - be it at home, in an office and especially at Mystic Aquarium - includes frequently cleaning the water. When caring for your family's home aquarium, give the water to your plants. They will benefit from rich nutrients accumulated from the fish, plants and filters and in return, you'll be saving water all while maintaining a clean and healthy environment for your fish.


Play at Foxwoods now through August 27 for your chance to win a piece of $1,000,000 as part of the Dream Slot Tournament! Be in the top 25 scores daily to win a prize. Score in the top 5 daily and you'll win a spot in the September 4th Grand Finale hosted by Mario Lopez, where you'll have a shot at the $250,000 Grand Prize!

Membership: Sea Change
Unlimited visits are great. Free 4-D is quite a perk. Clean oceans are life-giving. The benefits of a Mystic Aquarium membership are far-reaching.  We seek change through conservation, education and research. You sea change with your membership. Click here to join now! 

Mystic Aquarium's Corporate Sponsors 
Corporate Sponsors

The mission of Mystic Aquarium is to inspire people to care for and protect our ocean planet through conservation, education and research.

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