The re-energized focus on Long Island Sound's story is obvious in the colorfully redesigned main hall, which has been renamed Newman's Own Hall in celebration of a $1.2 million grant from Newman's Own Foundation."
– The Norwalk Citizen
|Your Aquarium Journey|
|The Sound and Beyond|
|Hokin Family Sound Voyage galleries|
|Rivers to the Sound|
|Depths of the Sound|
|The Ocean Beyond the Sound|
Progressing deeper into the aquarium, visitors enter the Depths of the Sound gallery, where exhibits showcase different habitats on Long Island Sound’s floor – and their inhabitants.
Some of the marine life displayed include: cunner, mussels and tautogs in “Pilings”; lumpfish and juvenile cod and pollock in “Boulders”; pouts, sculpin and lobsters in “The Muddy Bottom”; flounder, skates and porgy in “The Sandy Bottom”; cod, wolffish and sea ravens in “A Ship Wreck”; and “Schools of the Sound” filled with a swirling school of menhaden (commonly called bunker).
A special horseshoe crab exhibit has a slanting top so you can look down on these amazing looking animals, and then touch one at . . .
The Intertidal Touch Tank, where children enjoy supervised hands-on encounters with sea stars, hermit crabs, horseshoe crabs, spider crabs, whelks and other harmless shoreline critters. This is one of the "musts" on your Aquarium journey.
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