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            We’ll keeping them behind the scenes until they’re big enough and strong enough to go on exhibit. Check back with our blog or sign up for updates for more looks behind the scenes! In the … Continue reading

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This Sunday is World Oceans Day, an annual celebration where communities around the globe act to learn more about our oceans and to take action to help conserve them. The primary organizer, The Ocean Project, set the 2013-14 two-year theme … Continue reading

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The spring moon is inspiring romance (of sorts) on the beach. But we’re not talking Burt Lancaster/Deborah Kerr/”From Here to Eternity” romance. Horseshoe crabs (Limulus polyphemus) come up onto Long Island Sound beaches to spawn during the nights of the … 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.

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What are you doing Saturday?  Long Island Sound could use your help. Saturday is the annual International Coastal Cleanup Day, and there’s a whole lot of trash that needs to be picked up along our shorelines. Your participation will not … Continue reading

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By Dave Sigworth, publicist of The Maritime Aquarium Not to end the week as Debbie Downer, but it’s a sad weekend – on a historic scale – for Long Island Sound. For the first time ever, a seasonal ban starts … Continue reading

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By Dave Sigworth, publicist of The Maritime Aquarium You’ve probably seen soft-shelled crabs on restaurant menus. But have you ever seen a soft-shelled lobster? How about a soft-shelled blue lobster? There’s one at The Maritime Aquarium today (9/4). Crabs and … Continue reading

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By Dave Sigworth, publicist of The Maritime Aquarium It’s been a fun summer with the birds here in our special “Lorikeets” exhibit. But the exhibit closes on Labor Day and soon they’ll be winging their way (well, not literally) back … Continue reading

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By Dave Sigworth, publicist of The Maritime Aquarium It’s back-to-school week for kids in the tri-state area. School days never end, however, for many of the fish in our freshwater lakes and in Long Island Sound and the ocean beyond. … Continue reading

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A couple weeks ago, we wrote about an expedition off Cape Cod this month in which an “A team” of researchers was going to try to catch and tag great white sharks. After almost two weeks of fruitless searching, they … Continue reading

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