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The re-energized focus on Long Island Sound's story is obvious in the colorfully redesigned main hall, which has been renamed Newman's Own Hall in celebration of a $1.2 million grant from Newman's Own Foundation."
– The Norwalk Citizen
Join us all week for National Zookeeper Appreciation Week! We’ll introduce you to a new animal care staff member everyday. Today, meet seal trainer Azzara Oston! What are three of your normal daily tasks? Three things I do every day are … Continue reading
Susie, the oldest harbor seal here at The Maritime Aquarium, turns 41 this week. So, what do you get for a seal who has everything? A fish cake! On Thursday morning, guests helped usher in another year by singing “Happy … Continue reading
Happy first day of spring! In true Buzzfeed style, we’re counting down six animals from around The Maritime Aquarium who are SO over winter and ready to catch a bout of spring fever. 1. Suzie, all ready to start soaking … Continue reading
St. Patrick’s Day and seals aren’t a pairing that immediately comes to mind. But, according to Irish lore, there may be more to our seals than meets the eye. Legend throughout Ireland and Scotland speaks of seal-folk, known as selkies … Continue reading
Our seals recognize their trainers and each other, but can they recognize themselves? That’s what Maritime Aquarium intern Alexis Hudson, a senior Marine Biology major at the University of New Haven, wants to find out.
Over this past week, The Maritime Aquarium’s harbor seal trainers have been working on making Orange the seal feel comfortable about leaving the exhibit. She’s not going anywhere in particular. All of our seals are being trained to leave … Continue reading
It’s challenging enough to keep an aquarium operational; to meet the varying needs of different aquatic animals – from fragile weightless jellyfish to 200-pound harbor seals. Hurricanes and record tidal surges make it even harder. Jack Schneider, The Maritime Aquarium’s … Continue reading