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Orange the harbor seal has made her pick for Super Bowl 50 and it is the Carolina Panthers. The 33-year-old seal knows how to hold her nose against the hand of her Aquarium trainers, and also against a “target pole,” … Continue reading

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Held on Sun., Jan. 31, The 2016 Chocolate Expo drew the largest single-day attendance in The Maritime Aquarium’s 28-year history.   We welcomed 7,937 guests to the fourth-annual Expo, which featured some 40 regional chocolatiers and other specialty-food retailers offering … Continue reading

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The Chocolate Expo returns for its fourth year at the Maritime Aquarium this Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016. They’re taking over the Aquarium for the day, so here’s everything you need to know. The Maritime Aquarium is located at 10 North Water … Continue reading

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On Jan. 21, we announced the winners of our 14th annual “Festival of Lighthouses Contest,” which ran from Nov. 21-Jan. 18 and featured 22 large creative amazing homemade lighthouses. This year’s 1st-place winner (through guest voting) is Robert Keene of … Continue reading

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The Maritime Aquarium recently received two videos from Connecticut residents who claim to have encountered the legendary (and supposed) forest shark.  We’re studying the videos’ authenticity.  

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Because so many boaters seem to be encountering the humpback whales currently in the western end of Long Island Sound … and because boaters of Long Island Sound aren’t accustomed to sharing the water with 30-foot creatures that come to … Continue reading

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Challenge:  name the animal that, pound for pound, is the most formidable creature in Long Island Sound. Did you say sharks?  Or bluefish, with their sharp teeth?  Maybe blue crabs, that can pinch like a vice? Actually, the answer most … Continue reading

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                            Perhaps you have seen news stories over the last two weeks of boaters being shocked (and thrilled) by encountering a humpback whale in Long Island Sound. … Continue reading

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Hooper himself joined us on June 14 as we celebrated the 40th anniversary of “Jaws” with actor Richard Dreyfuss telling stories about the making of the blockbuster film … followed by a showing of the movie on our six-story screen. … Continue reading

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On June 11, we were pleased to honor Sandy Bria of GE Capital and John Reynolds, principal of Jefferson Science Magnet School, with The Maritime Aquarium’s 2015 Seal of Approval Awards. The Seal of Approval Awards honor individuals who create … Continue reading

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