Category Archives: Long Island Sound

After 34 years of being a sturdy worthy vessel for environmental education on Long Island Sound, the research vessel Oceanic will chug back into Norwalk harbor on Oct. 26 from its final public outing with The Maritime Aquarium. You can … Continue reading

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Let’s say you’re a bottom-dwelling fish that prefers to eat animals that often hide in the sea floor; things like crabs, shrimp, worms and mollusks. To find your prey, your options could be: –  sit and wait for your hidden … Continue reading

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It’s happened to all of us. You’re at the beach, frolicking out in the waves, having fun, until you realize that … ugh … you need to pee. Who hasn’t felt the urge and temptation?  You valiantly resist, but you … Continue reading

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“You may be a bivalve. But you’re my valve.”    –  from David Ives’ “The Liar” This a big weekend for one of The Maritime Aquarium’s founding organizations:  the Norwalk Seaport Association, as it hosts the 37th Annual Norwalk Oyster … Continue reading

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Our calico lobster molted, and one of our aquarists was in the right place at the right time. She caught the entire thing on video! Calico lobsters are extremely rare — about 1 in 30 to 50 million. They grow, … Continue reading

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It’s the 27th annual “Shark Week” on cable’s Discovery Channel.  (You may have noticed that The Maritime Aquarium is the local sponsor of “Shark Week” on Cablevision!) Although the original intent of “Shark Week” was to share helpful educational information about sharks, some … Continue reading

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It’s the 27th annual “Shark Week” on cable’s Discovery Channel.  (You may have noticed that The Maritime Aquarium is the local sponsor of “Shark Week” on Cablevision!) Although the original intent of “Shark Week” was to share helpful educational information about sharks, some … Continue reading

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It’s the 27th annual “Shark Week” on cable’s Discovery Channel.  (You may have noticed that The Maritime Aquarium is the local sponsor of “Shark Week” on Cablevision!) Although the original intent of “Shark Week” was to share helpful educational information … Continue reading

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It’s the 27th annual “Shark Week” on cable’s Discovery Channel.  (The Maritime Aquarium is local sponsor of “Shark Week” on Cablevision.) Although the original intent of “Shark Week” was to share helpful educational information about sharks, some of the programming seems to have … Continue reading

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Join us all week for National Zookeeper Appreciation Week! We’ll introduce you to a new animal care staff member everyday. Meet Animal Trainer Vicki Sawyer Meet Aquarist Sandi Schaefer Meet Jelly Culturist Rachel Stein Meet Aquarist Ryan Dumas Meet Animal Trainer … Continue reading

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