Category Archives: animals

By Dave Sigworth, publicist of The Maritime Aquarium You might think that, after studying a species for 26-some years, in one remote corner of the planet, you might become somewhat coldly scientific about the creatures. That you might start to … Continue reading

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“We are all here today to talk about a tooth,” Dr. Martin Nweeia, a dentist from Sharon, Conn., said to a captive audience at The Maritime Aquarium Monday night. For more than an hour, he spun tales of his encounters … Continue reading

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We’re sad to announce that over the weekend, Bell, one of the two North American river otters at The Maritime Aquarium passed away over the weekend. On Sunday she was taken to the vet where she was anesthetized and x-rayed.  … Continue reading

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By Dave Sigworth, Maritime Aquarium publicist Spring has to come eventually. (EVENTUALLY, RIGHT?) And, when it does, one of nature’s seasonal creations will play its vital ecological role again in our woods. We’re talking of course about … big puddles. … Continue reading

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Happy first day of spring! In true Buzzfeed style, we’re counting down six animals from around The Maritime Aquarium who are SO over winter and ready to catch a bout of spring fever. 1. Suzie, all ready to start soaking … Continue reading

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St. Patrick’s Day and seals aren’t a pairing that immediately comes to mind. But, according to Irish lore, there may be more to our seals than meets the eye. Legend throughout Ireland and Scotland speaks of seal-folk, known as selkies … Continue reading

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By Dave Sigworth, Maritime Aquarium publicist This week brought more amazing news about sponges.  We’ve been long-time big-time fans, and the latest news makes us even more convinced that you too should be grateful for the simple humble sponge. It … Continue reading

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The meerkats in the Maritime Aquarium’s  “Africa: From the Desert to the Sea” exhibit had their annual check-up last week. We’re happy to report they are all in tip-top shape!

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Family heirlooms come in all shapes and sizes. Sometimes it’s something valuable, like an antique piece of jewelry. Other times it’s sentimental, like an infant’s christening outfit. And sometimes it’s a narwhal tusk. A friend of The Maritime Aquarium who … Continue reading

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You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers! With the help of our team of experts, aquarists, and educators, we’ll continue to answer your questions — none are too big or too small. Just send them to us on Facebook and Twitter … Continue reading

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