Tag Archives: Norwalk

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

Posted in animals, Long Island Sound, Marine Life | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in animals, Long Island Sound, Marine Life | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

            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

Posted in animals, Long Island Sound, Marine Life, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Conservation, education, Long Island Sound, Marine Life | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in animals | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in News | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Susie, the oldest harbor seal here at The Maritime Aquarium, turns 41 this week.  So, what do you get for a seal who has everything? A fish cake! On Thursday morning, guests helped usher in another year by singing “Happy … Continue reading

Posted in animals, Long Island Sound, Marine Life | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Throughout the school year that’s about to end, The Maritime Aquarium has been helping 40 high school teens from Norwalk figure out life after high school. The 9th- and 10th-grade students came to the Aquarium after school once a week … Continue reading

Posted in education | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in animals | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in animals, Long Island Sound, Marine Life, Research | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment