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'A Slug's Life' Special Exhibit

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  • Jan. 23, 2021 through Jun. 13, 2021, 10am-5pm, daily
  • The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk
  • 10 N. Water St., Norwalk
  • All Ages
  • $26.95; $24.95 seniors (65+); $19.95 children (3-12) - Advanced Registration Required
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Marvel at the fascinating forms and adaptations of live animals from ocean reefs and freshwater streams – and discover the important messages they can tell us – in “A Slug’s Life,” a new special exhibit in The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk. Stars of the new exhibit are an order of mollusks called nudibranchs known for their striking forms and brilliant colors. Nicknamed “sea slugs,” nudibranchs occur in some 3,000 species in oceans all around the world. (Some two dozen are found in Long Island Sound.) Because these tiny creatures react very quickly to environmental change, nudibranchs are considered by scientists to be an “indicator species.”  “A Slug’s Life” will feature several species of live nudibranchs, as well as an assortment of other mollusks in diverse shapes and sizes – some with shells, some without – including a common octopus, sea hares, conchs, chitons, giant clams and Indo-Pacific snails. Plus, the exhibit will include a display of live freshwater mussels, another “indicator species” that – as a group – are considered the most endangered animals in North America.

About The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk

10 N. Water St.

Norwalk, CT