Category Archives: Research

Another successful season has come to an end. We always have so much to do in such a short amount of time, but we always achieve our goals. This trip we wanted to focus on gathering additional information on site … Continue reading

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So what do Barbudan children do for the summer? They go to camp! Similar to the U.S., Barbuda offers a month long summer camp program to children from ages 4-17. The camp provides several day trips for the children which … Continue reading

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Join us all week for National Zookeeper Appreciation Week! We’ll introduce you to a new animal care staff member everyday. Today, meet aquarist Maxine Montello! What are 3 of your normal daily tasks? Every morning I start the day off by … Continue reading

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Wow, what a week! The first week of the trip has come to an end, but we are definitely not slowing down. Over the last week we have surveyed several of the reefs, collected water quality from the lagoon, and … Continue reading

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We have arrived safe and sound to Barbuda! The 20-minute flight from Antigua was a breeze, unless you are not a fan of small planes. The plane only sits about eight people, including the pilot! Word traveled quickly that we … Continue reading

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Let the countdown begin! In less than a week, I’ll be traveling down with my research team to the island of Barbuda to continue our study of sea turtle nesting behavior. Some of you may think, “Is she spelling that … 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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By Judith Bacal When I was asked to help out with the Dead Reckoners diorama project – I really didn’t know what I was getting into.  As the Exhibit Director at the Aquarium, I have lots of experience building exhibit … Continue reading

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Have you been seeing more spider crabs than usual lately? Nicole Rosenfeld, an Aquarium educator, reports back from our Research Vessel Oceanic (R/VO) about their most recent hauls and how they’ve seen unusually high catches of spider crabs. In my … Continue reading

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