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Friday, October 5, 2018

At the Mystic Aquarium

Seal Scoot Summer Tour Wraps Up

This past summer, Mystic Aquarium’s Animal Rescue Team took to the beaches and beyond during their 2nd Annual Seal Scoot Summer Tour. The Team visited five different beaches and a river park, reaching over 500 people alone. Plus, members of the Team walked the summertime lines outside Mystic Aquarium and attended special events including Women in Science Day and Seals on the Rocks, all to help raise awareness of the Animal Rescue Program. 

Overall, this year’s Seal Scoot Summer Tour reached thousands of community members, and it’s not over yet! We have one final stop planned before the Summer Tour wraps up in a few days, so come meet the Team and see how you can help out.

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“We have an amazing team of volunteers throughout the 1,000 miles of coastline we cover, but it’s usually members of the general public who provide us with the first alert of a marine animal sighting,” notes Janelle Schuh, Stranding Coordinator for the Program. “That’s why outreach like this is so vital to keep the community in the know and to continue the success of our program.”

Become an Animal Rescue Program First Responder!

Learn about federal regulations that ensure the safety of the animals our Team monitors, rescues and rehabilitates year-round and discover how you can help us determine the status of an animal sighting by being a First Responder. Sign up for one of our upcoming training sessions today.


Golden Mantella

There are 12 different species of mantella, 11 of which are either endangered, vulnerable or at critical risk. Like all amphibians, they have skin that soaks up water, making them an indicator species that can help scientists determine the health of their native habitats in Madagascar. Among the most brightly colored of all frog species, the mantella’s vibrant hues warn predators to stay away from this toxic amphibian.
Mystic Aquarium is a nonprofit organization with a mission to inspire people to care for and protect our ocean planet through conservation, education and research.

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