Mystic Aquarium Transforms Debris Into Energy

by | Feb 1, 2015 | Conservation, Fish, Science, Tanks | 0 comments

coventaThe Mystic Aquarium has partnered with Covanta Energy to create a new exhibit called Covanta Cove.

The mission of public aquariums around the world is to educate visitors and deliver a strong green message that supports conserving and protecting our oceans.

The new interactive Coventa Cove exhibit is designed to educate visitors about how discarded marine debris can be turned into clean energy. Covanta Cove is the aquarium’s latest effort to raise awareness about the problem of marine debris. Washed Ashore, an exhibit of large sculptures made from marine debris, has been on display since late last year. MORE

  • Francis Yupangco

    Francis is a marine biologist with an MBA and over 20 years of professional aquarium experience. Francis is the former Aquatic Development Manager at Hagen USA., makers of Fluval brand aquarium products. He co-stars on Nat Geo WILD's reality TV series Fish Tank Kings where he is the resident "Fish Geek" and was Director of Marketing at Living Color Aquariums. He is an avid explorer having visited over 45 countries and lived in 7. At 17, he was among the youngest aquarists ever hired by the Vancouver Aquarium, where he worked for 7 years. His aquatic biology experience ranges from larval fish rearing to the design, construction and operational management of renowned public aquariums around the world. Francis is currently head of marketing at the world's largest vertically integrated fish farming company.

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