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Friday, November 16, 2018

At the Mystic Aquarium

Mystic Aquarium Out of the Blue

Earlier this summer, Mystic Aquarium’s VP of Biological Programs, Dr. Allison Tuttle, traveled to Taiwan to provide professional consultation to the National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium (NMMBA). 

As part of the Fulbright Specialist Program (see below), the organization turned to Dr. Tuttle to provide assistance in enhancing their veterinary and husbandry programming - most notably the care of their beluga whales - tapping into her 15+ years of experience in the field of aquatic animal medicine and husbandry.

"I have worked for my entire career to continually progress animal care for aquatic animals," noted Dr. Tuttle. "Being able to build a bridge across cultures and continents through the Fulbright Specialist Program was incredibly rewarding."

Fulbright Specialists are a diverse group of highly experienced, well-established faculty members and professionals who represent a wide variety of academic disciplines and professions and travel from the U.S. to serve as expert consultants abroad.

"While the Fulbright Program was the primary focus of my trip, I was also able to be an ambassador for Mystic Aquarium by delivering a presentation about our facility and our programs to over 100 research scientists at the National Institute for Marine Biology," concluded Dr. Tuttle upon her return. "As a result, there are now a number of research scientists from Taiwan who specialize in coral and beluga research who would like to see our aquarium in person!"

"I am proud to work for an organization that can make a positive impact both locally and globally!"

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Solomon Island Leaf Frog

It's easy to see how this frog got its name - with its pointed snout and eyelids, rigid features and earthy range of colors, the Solomon Island leaf frog looks like another fallen leaf. Their unique appearance allows them to blend with natural surroundings in the rainforest as they wait for prey and hide from predators.
The Solomon Island leaf frog is one of the few frog species that does not have a tadpole phase. Instead, females lay their eggs in a shallow nest underground where tiny frogs emerge once fully-developed.
Loggerhead Sea Turtle

So that our staff and volunteers can enjoy the holiday with family,

Mystic Aquarium will be closed November 22 for Thanksgiving.

A gift that gives all year, and also gives back!

When you give the gift of a Mystic Aquarium membership, you're giving a year filled with animal adventures, global discoveries, family fun, exclusive perks and more. Plus, your gift purchase helps to protect our ocean planet. Purchase your gift membership now!

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