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The meerkats in the Maritime Aquarium’s  “Africa: From the Desert to the Sea” exhibit had their annual check-up last week. We’re happy to report they are all in tip-top shape!

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Looking for something sweet to do this weekend? Look no further, because The Maritime Aquarium is about to be submerged in chocolate! In a scene fit for Willy Wonka himself, The Chocolate World Expo is taking over the Aquarium on … Continue reading

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Most people recognize our moon jellies as undulating bells, often backlit in soothing pinks and purples as ethereal music plays in a round room that seems to have the ability to stop time. You’ll stare at them, entranced, for hours… … Continue reading

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There’s no shortage of inspiration at The Maritime Aquarium if you’re looking to fill your Instagram feed with amazing creatures and critters! We love seeing your share your memories and experiences, in fact, #WeWantMore! A surefire way to make sure … Continue reading

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Meet one of the newest members of The Maritime Aquarium: the cubera snapper!   Here’s five fast facts about this fanged fish (say that five times fast!) The cubera snapper is: Equipped with large, sharp teeth, which allow them to … Continue reading

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How do you make collecting fish eggs in an aquarium a bit easier? You put them up in a hotel! If you’ve paid a visit to the Tropical Travelers exhibit at The Maritime Aquarium recently, you may have noticed a … Continue reading

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The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk is a fun place for kids and families to visit all year round, but around Halloween is when the ocean can really let its weirdness shine. Creep through the list of our favorite spooky-sounding fish … 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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