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The Chocolate Expo returns for its third year at the Maritime Aquarium this Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015.  We extended our hours, added more chocolate and more vendors and expanded the parking. Here’s everything you need to know. The Maritime Aquarium … Continue reading

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Take the manic fun and energy in The Maritime Aquarium’s River Otter Exhibit and multiply it by two again now that a 10-month-old otter named Levi is on display. Levi was introduced into the Aquarium’s River Otter Exhibit on Dec. … 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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“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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Our calico lobster molted, and one of our aquarists was in the right place at the right time. She caught the entire thing on video! Calico lobsters are extremely rare — about 1 in 30 to 50 million. They grow, … Continue reading

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Happy National Zookeeper Appreciation Week! Even though we’re not a zoo here at The Maritime Aquarium, we have a phenomenal group of aquarists and animal trainers who have dedicated themselves to caring for all the residents of the Aquarium. We … 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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It was an exciting weekend for our meerkats! It’s hard to believe that it’s already been five years since the six siblings were born in the Hogle Zoo in Salt Lake City, Utah before making their way to The Maritime Aquarium. … Continue reading

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So The Maritime Aquarium is coming up on an anniversary. Two, actually. We turn 26 next month. (On July 16. Yay!) And next week, on Tuesday, we’ll mark the 18th anniversary of being The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk. Wait. What? … Continue reading

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On a typical day, if you want to get eye to eye with our Madagascar ground boa, you can find her in the Africa: From the Desert to the Sea exhibit. But on days like today, she has a bit … Continue reading

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