Monthly Archives: November 2012

Polar explorers John Huston and Toby Thorliefsson were at The Maritime Aquarium Thursday night, regaling the audience with tales of their past exploits and also explaining their plans for an upcoming expedition to a remote island in Canada. They showed … Continue reading

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It’s never good to broadly stereotype a large segment of a population. But it probably would be fair to hold in low regard the intelligence of most mollusks. How smart, after all, is a clam? But there is a class … Continue reading

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Commonly found in thermometers and fluorescent lights, the mesmerizing liquid metal mercury can cause such dangerous ailments as headaches, loss of concentration and coordination, and impaired hearing, vision and speech. Recent studies have tied mercury in expectant mothers to attention … Continue reading

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Did you catch the news story the other day about sharks? The one that confirmed that, when it comes to media coverage about sharks, it’s the troublemakers who get all the attention? A study published in the current issue of … Continue reading

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Want to go out and catch some bluefish this weekend? Well, good luck with that – not because of your fishing skills but because there aren’t any bluefish out in Long Island Sound to catch at this time of year. … Continue reading

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As time goes on, the fish population is becoming more endangered. Humans are depleting the ocean of its inhabitants at a record rate, endangering the ocean and the world’s ecosystem.  The worldwide consumption of fish has been growing steadily, damaging … Continue reading

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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

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