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The re-energized focus on Long Island Sound's story is obvious in the colorfully redesigned main hall, which has been renamed Newman's Own Hall in celebration of a $1.2 million grant from Newman's Own Foundation."
– The Norwalk Citizen
The Maritime Aquarium recently received two videos from Connecticut residents who claim to have encountered the legendary (and supposed) forest shark. We’re studying the videos’ authenticity.
Challenge: name the animal that, pound for pound, is the most formidable creature in Long Island Sound. Did you say sharks? Or bluefish, with their sharp teeth? Maybe blue crabs, that can pinch like a vice? Actually, the answer most … Continue reading
Scenes from Chocolate Expo, held at The Maritime Aquarium on Sun., Jan. 25 and sponsored by First County Bank. Some 40 regional vendors offered samplings and sales of their delicious and decadent chocolates, baked goods and other specialty foods.
We’ll keeping them behind the scenes until they’re big enough and strong enough to go on exhibit. Check back with our blog or sign up for updates for more looks behind the scenes! In the … Continue reading
This Sunday is World Oceans Day, an annual celebration where communities around the globe act to learn more about our oceans and to take action to help conserve them. The primary organizer, The Ocean Project, set the 2013-14 two-year theme … Continue reading
The spring moon is inspiring romance (of sorts) on the beach. But we’re not talking Burt Lancaster/Deborah Kerr/”From Here to Eternity” romance. Horseshoe crabs (Limulus polyphemus) come up onto Long Island Sound beaches to spawn during the nights of the … Continue reading
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.
What are you doing Saturday? Long Island Sound could use your help. Saturday is the annual International Coastal Cleanup Day, and there’s a whole lot of trash that needs to be picked up along our shorelines. Your participation will not … Continue reading
By Dave Sigworth, publicist of The Maritime Aquarium Not to end the week as Debbie Downer, but it’s a sad weekend – on a historic scale – for Long Island Sound. For the first time ever, a seasonal ban starts … Continue reading
By Dave Sigworth, publicist of The Maritime Aquarium You’ve probably seen soft-shelled crabs on restaurant menus. But have you ever seen a soft-shelled lobster? How about a soft-shelled blue lobster? There’s one at The Maritime Aquarium today (9/4). Crabs and … Continue reading