Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk
Hope your Saturday is going swimmingly! #regram from @marcinhofarria34. #seaturtle #maritimeaquarium

Hope your Saturday is going swimmingly! #regram from @marcinhofarria34. #seaturtle #maritimeaquarium

#tbt Two Himalayan crocodile newts just chillin’ on their rock back in August 2012. (Photo by Hana Thurkauf.)

#tbt Two Himalayan crocodile newts just chillin’ on their rock back in August 2012. (Photo by Hana Thurkauf.)

Check out our shiny new toy! Which exhibit should we use it in first? #GoPro #maritimeaquarium  (at The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk)

Check out our shiny new toy! Which exhibit should we use it in first? #GoPro #maritimeaquarium (at The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk)

Calling all Junior Marine Biologists! Our most popular summer program, Junior Marine Biologist I, returns for the fall. Kids ages 10-13 can sign up for a series of Saturday sessions during October and November.

whatthefauna:

How do pufferfish balloon themselves to several times their normal size? They have highly elastic stomachs, and when frightened, they quickly ingest a large amount of water. Here is one deflating.
Image credit: Pseudo Nomen

whatthefauna:

How do pufferfish balloon themselves to several times their normal size? They have highly elastic stomachs, and when frightened, they quickly ingest a large amount of water. Here is one deflating.

Image credit: Pseudo Nomen

Conservation, inspiration and human jellies, OH MY!

Just a few highlights from the team down in Orland for the Association of Zoos and Aquariums annual conference (and it’s only Day 2!)

We never know the worth of water til the well is dry.
Bring it on, Monday!

Bring it on, Monday!

The best part of Saturdays is sleeping in! 😴 Another #regram from @jewelsforhopect #seal #sleep #maritimeaquarium

The best part of Saturdays is sleeping in! 😴 Another #regram from @jewelsforhopect #seal #sleep #maritimeaquarium

Saturdays are for sleeping in :-) 
Once you’re up and at ‘em, come visit our seals! We have daily feedings at 11:45 a.m., 1:45 p.m. and 3:45 p.m.

Saturdays are for sleeping in :-)

Once you’re up and at ‘em, come visit our seals! We have daily feedings at 11:45 a.m., 1:45 p.m. and 3:45 p.m.