Category Archives: animals

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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“You may be a bivalve. But you’re my valve.”    –  from David Ives’ “The Liar” This a big weekend for one of The Maritime Aquarium’s founding organizations:  the Norwalk Seaport Association, as it hosts the 37th Annual Norwalk Oyster … Continue reading

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Our calico lobster molted, and one of our aquarists was in the right place at the right time. She caught the entire thing on video! Calico lobsters are extremely rare — about 1 in 30 to 50 million. They grow, … Continue reading

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It’s the 27th annual “Shark Week” on cable’s Discovery Channel.  (You may have noticed that The Maritime Aquarium is the local sponsor of “Shark Week” on Cablevision!) Although the original intent of “Shark Week” was to share helpful educational information about sharks, some … Continue reading

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It’s the 27th annual “Shark Week” on cable’s Discovery Channel.  (You may have noticed that The Maritime Aquarium is the local sponsor of “Shark Week” on Cablevision!) Although the original intent of “Shark Week” was to share helpful educational information about sharks, some … Continue reading

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