Category Archives: Long Island Sound

The Maritime Aquarium strongly encourages you to be a supporter of sustainable seafoods, and – along those lines – there was an interesting addition to the latest Seafood Watch consumer guide for the Northeast. It involves seaweed.  More on that … 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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Perhaps you – as we are – are deep into leaf-raking time.  So let us take a moment to remind you what NOT to do with your leaves. Don’t dump them into a waterway or wetland.  Not into a creek, … 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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Check back with our blog or sign up for updates for more from The Maritime Aquarium blog! In the meantime, you can stay up to date with us from every corner of the web. You’ll find us happily posting, pinning and tweeting … Continue reading

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After 34 years of being a sturdy worthy vessel for environmental education on Long Island Sound, the research vessel Oceanic will chug back into Norwalk harbor on Oct. 26 from its final public outing with The Maritime Aquarium. You can … 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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It’s happened to all of us. You’re at the beach, frolicking out in the waves, having fun, until you realize that … ugh … you need to pee. Who hasn’t felt the urge and temptation?  You valiantly resist, but you … 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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