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Happy National Zookeeper Appreciation Week! Even though we’re not a zoo here at The Maritime Aquarium, we have a phenomenal group of aquarists and animal trainers who have dedicated themselves to caring for all the residents of the Aquarium. We … 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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It was an exciting weekend for our meerkats! It’s hard to believe that it’s already been five years since the six siblings were born in the Hogle Zoo in Salt Lake City, Utah before making their way to The Maritime Aquarium. … Continue reading

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So The Maritime Aquarium is coming up on an anniversary. Two, actually. We turn 26 next month. (On July 16. Yay!) And next week, on Tuesday, we’ll mark the 18th anniversary of being The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk. Wait. What? … Continue reading

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On a typical day, if you want to get eye to eye with our Madagascar ground boa, you can find her in the Africa: From the Desert to the Sea exhibit. But on days like today, she has a bit … Continue reading

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Have you been seeing more spider crabs than usual lately? Nicole Rosenfeld, an Aquarium educator, reports back from our Research Vessel Oceanic (R/VO) about their most recent hauls and how they’ve seen unusually high catches of spider crabs. In my … Continue reading

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Here’s our annual reminder that this is the time of year when Connecticut’s turtles are on the move. As we noted last spring, you might find one in your yard or garden, or crossing the road in front of you, … Continue reading

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This is National Volunteer Week, a perfect time to acknowledge and thank the dedicated volunteers of The Maritime Aquarium. When you visit the Aquarium, you complete your ticket transaction with a cashier, who is a paid employee. But, after that, … Continue reading

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The “Spirit of the Sound” has a nice ring to it, don’t you think? The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk’s new hybrid-powered research vessel will take on the name dreamed up by Kiara Velazquez, a sophomore at Brien McMahon High School.

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Does our giant hermit crab look different to you? We’re not sure whether to call this a costume change or a change of address, but one of the hermit crabs molted recently and then ditched its old whelk-shell home for … Continue reading

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