Category Archives: Conservation

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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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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by Dave Sigworth, Maritime Aquarium publicist Dr. Daniel Botkin worries that we have too much information about the environment; so much so that we don’t know how to tell which information is valid and – of the information that is … Continue reading

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In December, Jennifer Herring, president and CEO of The Maritime Aquarium, announced she will retire in 2014. She has served in that position for 10 of the Aquarium’s 25-year history and, in that time, has come a wealth of unique … Continue reading

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In collaboration with Bank of America, The Fairfield County Community Foundation has come up with a fun way to generate support for The Maritime Aquarium and many other important non-profit organizations throughout the region. It’s called FC Gives, an online, … Continue reading

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By Dave Sigworth, Maritime Aquarium publicist To an adoring Maritime Aquarium audience Thursday night, Fabien Cousteau acknowledged that he had a “very different upbringing.” His adult experiences are pretty different, too. Cousteau’s grandfather was the famous filmmaker/ocean explorer who invented … Continue reading

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By Dave Sigworth, Maritime Aquarium publicist The reptile bug bit Jeff Corwin – kind of literally – when he was 6 years old when he dug through a woodpile on his grandparents’ property and a garter snake latched onto his … Continue reading

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By Dave Sigworth, publicist of The Maritime Aquarium Carl Safina feels almost religious about nature and the environment and planet Earth. Not religious as in worship or organized religion, he would say, but more a feeling of such passion and … Continue reading

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While Sea Otter Awareness Week may be an excuse to bombard yourself with tons of adorable pictures of the furry critters, it’s also a chance to focus on conservation efforts and raising awareness about the issues sea otters face. According … Continue reading

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By Dave Sigworth, publicist of The Maritime Aquarium The Maritime Aquarium strongly encourages you to be a supporter of sustainable seafoods, and – along those lines – there was an interesting “uptick” recently on Seafood Watch’s rating of Atlantic salmon. … Continue reading

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