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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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Famed zookeeper and naturalist Jack Hanna delighted an afternoon audience at The Maritime Aquarium on May 7 with highlights of his career (and some comical moments too). He presented a menagerie of live animals:  two lemurs, an alligator snapping turtle, … Continue reading

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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.

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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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You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers! With the help of our expert team of 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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By Cara Kenefick A Special Delivery Christmas came early this week at the Aquarium! On Monday, we received an exciting delivery for our upcoming special exhibit, which opens on Jan. 18. We revealed it (a brand new custom tank) to … Continue reading

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Over the past week, we’ve said hello and good-bye to some of our animals. It’s been bittersweet! On Monday, lots of new frogs were added to the Frogs! exhibit. We welcomed some gray tree, green tree, green and black poison … Continue reading

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If you seek a tale of resiliency, look no further than the sea star. For humans, losing an arm means we’re pretty much out of luck. But for certain species of sea stars, re-growing lost or damaged arms is common, … Continue reading

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Meet one of our newest additions – the American goosefish! You may also know it as a monkfish. The next time you visit The Maritime Aquarium, try to spot this bottom dweller in the Sandy Bottom exhibit. Sometimes it hangs … Continue reading

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Tuesday marked the start of Cephalopod Awareness Week, and the date has more meaning than meets the eye. October 8th, or 10/8, is meant to signify the group of marine creatures who have eight or 10 appendages. So, what is … Continue reading

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