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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. … Continue reading

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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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  Over this past week, The Maritime Aquarium’s harbor seal trainers have been working on making Orange the seal feel comfortable about leaving the exhibit. She’s not going anywhere in particular. All of our seals are being trained to leave … Continue reading

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If you’ve ever taken a dip in Long Island Sound, you have the right to brag that you have swum with sharks. Yes, there are sharks in the Sound. Just last week, in fact, the crew of The Maritime Aquarium … Continue reading

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