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“We want our visitors to come in as excited guests and leave as conservation stewards," says new president and CEO Jason Patlis, whose resume includes top positions at the Wildlife Conservation Society, the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation, and the World Wildlife Fund.
A recent bus tour by U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy and Mayor Harry Rilling highlighted a number of projects now underway.
No reason was given for the move, which took place on Feb. 11 but has only now come to light.
The Easton resident is the eighth president – and third woman to hold the position – in the 30-year history of the aquarium. She replaces Dr. Brian Davis, who left in May.
“Three turtle deaths in the Sound is highly unusual – and completely unacceptable,” said the Norwalk aquarium's David Hudson.
In late June, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy sought to blot the state’s growing red ink by removing $130 million from the budget. Included in...