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Sunday, July 11, 2021

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Out Of The Blue Mystic Aquarium's Monthly E-Newsletter


Spanky Sunbathing


As New England Heats up, Mystic Aquarium Keeps it Cool! 

With record-breaking highs, the marine mammals remain chill while the reptiles embrace the heat. Temperature factors into keeping animals conformable, and humans are no exceptions. As the hot summer continues, you can beat the heat at the aquarium by finding your zen, sipping cold drinks, and possibly leaving your mark on the community for decades to come.




new beluga whales

Bring the Hottest Name to the Arctic Coast

In the cold waters of the Arctic Coast exhibit, a young beluga awaits a new name from a lucky individual! Will the name reflect beluga's icy cold environment or its fiery, youthful personality? The decision will be left to chance. Starting today, we are holding a raffle for naming one of the belugas. Raffle tickets are $10 and act as a donation to support the whales and our research. We will announce the winner on September 30, and the individual will officially welcome the beluga into the Mystic Aquarium community by providing a name to the whale.





Sips at Sunset

Cool Off After Soaking Up the Sun 

Events are back, and they are hotter (or colder) than ever! Introducing Sips at Sunset! This event combines flavorful cocktails, local musicians, and sea life. Order your favorite drink and watch the belugas. Take a stroll through Jurassic Giants. Dip your hand into the shark touch. It is your weekend kick-off, so celebrate it how you want! Sips at Sunsets occur on July 16 & 23 and August 8 & 20, and we will see you at sunset! Learn more.





Sea Lion Up Close

The New Sea Lion Show is Fire!

Escaping the burning sun with the newest sea lion show: Connecting with Conservation! We provided sea lion demonstrations throughout June and launched our first official show in over a year. Connecting through Conservation explores sea lion behaviors and growing concerns to protect the ocean. The performances include lights, music, and a rehearsed performance and now occurs four times a day!





Stretch Out in Front of the Coldest Habitat 

Our hot take is that the locust pose should be called the seal pose. We frequently see that position in the Pacific Northwest exhibit. You can find your zen with the "seal pose" with our new Wellness Wednesday class, BeluYOGA. Every Wednesday morning and evening in July, a local yoga instructor will guide the class through a session benefiting everyone physically and mentally. The Arctic Coast underwater viewing area will provide the perfect backdrop to add to the experience.





Entangled Minke Whale

Tragic Loss of a Minke Whale

Mystic Aquarium’s Animal Rescue Program responded to the tragic loss of a Minke whale entangled in fishing gear found deceased off the coast of Pt. Judith, RI. Our Animal Rescue Program staff and the Atlantic Marine Conservation Society performed a necropsy on the juvenile male whale and collected the gear for further analysis. The death of this whale, likely from anthropogenic causes, exemplifies the need to prioritize investment in conservation research to combat the extinction of cetaceans across the globe. The data collected by our team is relayed to the National Marine Fisheries Service informs legislation for the protection of these species. 




This Month's Events




Twice a day on July 14, 21 & 28

During BeluYOGA, a yoga instructor will guide the class through a session benefiting everyone both physically and mentally, just like a beluga training session! Learn more or register.




American Toad

World of Amphibians

July 10

Join us in our newest citizen science initiative as we conduct field surveys to sample amphibians (salamanders, frogs, and toads!) for chytrid fungus. This is a great opportunity to get up close and muddy in the name of conservation! Learn more!




Shark Trivia

Sharks & Rays Trivia Challenge

July 14

How many shark species are there? What is the largest shark species? How old can a shark live? If you know the answers to these questions – you are ready to take the sharks & rays trivia challenge! Playing against Aquarium staff and volunteers virtually, we’ll see who has the most shark knowledge! Register Today!




Sips at Sunset

Sips at Sunset

July 16 & 23

Celebrate the end of the workweek with cocktails at Mystic Aquarium! Sip your drink at sunset while viewing belugas and listening to live music from a local artist. Sips at Sunset is the perfect kickoff to the weekend. Learn more or buy tickets.


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We’re making waves for the future of our ocean planet – won’t you join us?



Amazon Smile logo

#DYK that the Mystic Aquarium community has unlocked hundreds of dollars in donations from AmazonSmile! When you shop using on your computer or enable AmazonSmile on your Amazon app, a donation is made at no cost to you.



You’ve always known our mission: To inspire others to care for and protect our ocean planet. During these unprecedented times, we are keenly focused on protecting our community as well.

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