Cruisin’ Connecticut – “Shark Week” Feeding at Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk

NORWALK, Conn. (WTNH) – This week, we’re featuring the “Best of Connecticut!” Today, we’re Cruisin’ Connecticut to give you a behind-the-scenes look at the Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk.

The aquarium was named “Best Family Attraction” by Yankee Magazine! In celebration of “Shark Week”, you can visit the native, sand tiger sharks at the aquarium.

Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays, you can watch shark feedings from the viewing area below the tank, but today we’re giving you a hands-on, birds-eye view.

Aquarist, Sandi Schaefer-Padgett says:

these guys are much more docile, they are native to Long Island Sound. We have a percentage of their body weight that they get offered for food. It’s based on the tank temperature, the species, how much room they have, and the time of the year.

 The last shark attack in Long Island Sound occurred when JFK was President and gas was 27 cents p/ gallon — July 29, 1961.
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