Maritime Aquarium Life Among the Grasses exhibit

Aquarium’s New Exhibit Shows Life in Salt Marshes with Plants, Over 12 Animals, a Kiosk and Tide Tank

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The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk is inviting guests to explore Life Among the Grasses, its new exhibit dedicated to salt marshes. The immersive experience features creatures of Long Island Sound’s tidal habitats and examines ways these habitats have inspired culture. — an announcement from The Maritime Aquarium
“We are proud and excited to welcome guests to our newest exhibit. Its ambitious design conveys not only how vital salt marshes are for our environmental and economic well-being, but also how central salt marshes are to our culture and identity over the millennia, stretching from Native American folklore to Grateful Dead albums,” said President and CEO Jason Patlis. As guests walk down the boardwalk and into the bilingual gallery, they will encounter diamondback terrapins, a species of concern in Connecticut, and learn about the threats these turtles face as they move from brackish water to nesting grounds.