Start Time: 1 pm
Cruise out for close encounters with crabs, fish, lobsters and always a few surprises when you come aboard the research vessel Oceanic for The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk's new season of Marine Life Study Cruises.
These exciting outings reveal what is, to many, a surprising diversity of marine life just off our shores in Long Island Sound. Aquarium educators put participants to work in collecting and examining animals from all levels of the water column: tiny wriggly plankton gathered at the surface (and viewed with a videomicroscope), little crabs and worms grabbed from the muddy bottom, and an always-unique variety of fish, crabs, lobsters and surprises brought up in the Oceanic's trawl net.
Starting April 28, Marine Life Study Cruises will occur at 1 p.m. Saturdays through June 30. Beginning July 1, they'll depart at 1 p.m. daily through August.
Weekday chartered cruises are available for school groups.
Tickets are $20.50, or $18.50 for Aquarium members. Maritime Aquarium Study Cruises are good for ages 8 and older. Space on the Oceanic is limited so advance reservations are strongly recommended. Walk-up tickets will be sold, space permitting. The cruises depart from the dock outside the Aquarium's IMAX movie theater.
To purchase tickets or for more details, go online to www.MaritimeAquarium.org or call (203) 852-0700, ext. 2206.