Your tour through the Aquarium offers this fun exploration of Long Island Sound:
Visit the Only Aquarium Dedicated to Long Island Sound: The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk, Connecticut
The Maritime Aquarium is different from most aquariums in that we focus solely on one body of water: Long Island Sound, the “Estuary of National Significance” just outside our doors. As an arm of the Atlantic Ocean, the Sound is an environment rich in aquatic life … even within sight of heavily urbanized New York City.
The marine population includes varieties of crabs, lobsters, mollusks (like delicious and economically important oysters and clams), game fish, jellyfish, sea turtles, sharks (big and small) and – in the winter – visiting seals. Meet some of our highlighted animals here.