The weekend of April 13 and 14 offer the final chances to join The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk in seeking out some of the seals and birds that spend the colder months just off Connecticut’s shores. The Maritime Aquarium’s 2018-19 season of “Seal-Spotting & Birding Cruises” concludes with outings on Saturday, April 13 (at noon) and Sunday, April 14 (at 1 p.m.). — an announcement from the Maritime Aquarium
These invigorating 2½-hour cruises seek out some of the harbor seals and gray seals that annually migrate down into Long Island Sound from northern waters. Aquarium educators will point out these federally protected marine mammals and talk about their natural histories. “There have been several news stories recently of folks approaching seals at rest on Fairfield County beaches,” said aquarium spokesman Dave Sigworth.