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
|Your Aquarium Journey|
|The Sound and Beyond|
|Hokin Family Sound Voyage galleries|
|Rivers to the Sound|
|Depths of the Sound|
|The Ocean Beyond the Sound|
Past the swirling fish in the schooling tank you follow another school of shimmering fish through The Race, a visual intrepretation of the place where Long Island Sound meets the Atlantic Ocean.
Moving deeper into the Aquarium, visitors find themselves at Ocean Beyond the Sound, a 110,000-gallon habitat that is home to sand tiger sharks (the largest, at 9 feet), a lemon shark, red drum, black drum, sea bass and other larger schooling fish.
You may encounter divers in the tank who can talk to the crowd through radios incorporated into their underwater breathing apparatus. Or you may find divers outside of the tank with a display of their specialized equipment. Sharks are generally fed on Sundays.
Yes, the sharks come THAT close to you!
As you continue on your Hokin Family Sound Voyage, you encounter "Seasons of the Sound," a series of four jewel tanks that highlight some of the changes in Long Island Sound's marine population over the course of a single year.
Live Barnacles wave their legs to gather food in the Winter in the Sound tank.
Video is shot through a magnifying glass and we put the hand in at the end
to give some sense of scale.
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