Category Archives: Marine Life

“We are all here today to talk about a tooth,” Dr. Martin Nweeia, a dentist from Sharon, Conn., said to a captive audience at The Maritime Aquarium Monday night. For more than an hour, he spun tales of his encounters … Continue reading

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Happy first day of spring! In true Buzzfeed style, we’re counting down six animals from around The Maritime Aquarium who are SO over winter and ready to catch a bout of spring fever. 1. Suzie, all ready to start soaking … Continue reading

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St. Patrick’s Day and seals aren’t a pairing that immediately comes to mind. But, according to Irish lore, there may be more to our seals than meets the eye. Legend throughout Ireland and Scotland speaks of seal-folk, known as selkies … 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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Family heirlooms come in all shapes and sizes. Sometimes it’s something valuable, like an antique piece of jewelry. Other times it’s sentimental, like an infant’s christening outfit. And sometimes it’s a narwhal tusk. A friend of The Maritime Aquarium who … Continue reading

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You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers! With the help of our team of experts, aquarists, and educators, we’ll continue to answer your questions — none are too big or too small. Just send them to us on Facebook and Twitter … 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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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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