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Because so many boaters seem to be encountering the humpback whales currently in the western end of Long Island Sound … and because boaters of Long Island Sound aren’t accustomed to sharing the water with 30-foot creatures that come to … Continue reading

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                            Perhaps you have seen news stories over the last two weeks of boaters being shocked (and thrilled) by encountering a humpback whale in Long Island Sound. … Continue reading

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We won’t be changing our name to the Shed Aquarium any time soon.  (There would be too much confusion with the venerable Shedd Aquarium in Chicago.) But there’s sure a lot more shedding going on here at The Maritime Aquarium … Continue reading

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So far, when it comes to picking a Super Bowl winner, The Maritime Aquarium’s harbor seals Rasal and Orange have been pathetic pinniped prognosticators.  Zero correct in three tries. Polly gets the call off the bench this year. (Hey, if … Continue reading

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Take the manic fun and energy in The Maritime Aquarium’s River Otter Exhibit and multiply it by two again now that a 10-month-old otter named Levi is on display. Levi was introduced into the Aquarium’s River Otter Exhibit on Dec. … Continue reading

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The Maritime Aquarium’s “Ocean Beyond the Sound” exhibit lets you get close looks at the sand tiger sharks and their rows and rows of sharp jagged teeth. But, when you visit, be sure to check out the very impressive teeth … Continue reading

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Imagine if you could not only hear movements all around you but if you could actually feel them too. And not just feel movements but also sense objects and obstacles around you too. It wouldn’t be quite as good as … Continue reading

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It’s the week for pumpkins and hauntings, so let’s look at a fish whose haunts include pretty much all of Connecticut’s freshwater lakes and ponds: the pumpkinseed sunfish. Because they’re abundant, live to close to shore and aren’t picky about … Continue reading

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Let’s say you’re a bottom-dwelling fish that prefers to eat animals that often hide in the sea floor; things like crabs, shrimp, worms and mollusks. To find your prey, your options could be: –  sit and wait for your hidden … Continue reading

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Valid question:  if The Maritime Aquarium’s mission is to let you discover and get close to the wonders of Long Island Sound … in hopes of inspiring you to become stewards of the Sound, through all of your actions, big … Continue reading

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