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On Sept. 15, staff, volunteers and guests bid a loving farewell to Aquarist Vicki Sawyer, who has been with The Maritime Aquarium since our opening in 1988. If you ever watched a seal feeding, you probably saw Vicki and appreciated … Continue reading

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In collaboration with Bank of America, Fairfield County’s Community Foundation is planning a special day to generate support for The Maritime Aquarium and many other important non-profit organizations throughout the region. It’s called Fairfield County’s Giving Day, an online, 24-hour … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Scenes from Chocolate Expo, held at The Maritime Aquarium on Sun., Jan. 25 and sponsored by First County Bank.  Some 40 regional vendors offered samplings and sales of their delicious and decadent chocolates, baked goods and other specialty foods.

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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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