Category Archives: Long Island Sound

By Dave Sigworth, Maritime Aquarium publicist Spring has to come eventually. (EVENTUALLY, RIGHT?) And, when it does, one of nature’s seasonal creations will play its vital ecological role again in our woods. We’re talking of course about … big puddles. … Continue reading

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By Dave Sigworth, Maritime Aquarium publicist This week brought more amazing news about sponges.  We’ve been long-time big-time fans, and the latest news makes us even more convinced that you too should be grateful for the simple humble sponge. It … Continue reading

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In December, Jennifer Herring, president and CEO of The Maritime Aquarium, announced she will retire in 2014. She has served in that position for 10 of the Aquarium’s 25-year history and, in that time, has come a wealth of unique … Continue reading

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In collaboration with Bank of America, The Fairfield County Community Foundation has come up with a fun way to generate support for The Maritime Aquarium and many other important non-profit organizations throughout the region. It’s called FC Gives, an online, … Continue reading

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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.

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The “Spirit of the Sound” has a nice ring to it, don’t you think? The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk’s new hybrid-powered research vessel will take on the name dreamed up by Kiara Velazquez, a sophomore at Brien McMahon High School.

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Give your kids something fun and exciting to talk about when they go back to school after February break! There are still spots available in our February vacation camps for kids ages 6 – 12 and we’ve extended the registration … Continue reading

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Does our giant hermit crab look different to you? We’re not sure whether to call this a costume change or a change of address, but one of the hermit crabs molted recently and then ditched its old whelk-shell home for … Continue reading

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In December, Jennifer Herring, president and CEO of The Maritime Aquarium, announced she will retire in 2014. She has served in that position for 10 of the Aquarium’s 25-year history and, in that time, has come a wealth of unique … Continue reading

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Most people recognize our moon jellies as undulating bells, often backlit in soothing pinks and purples as ethereal music plays in a round room that seems to have the ability to stop time. You’ll stare at them, entranced, for hours… … Continue reading

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