NORWALK, Conn. — Visitors to the Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk, one of Fairfield County's top tourist destinations, can now take a two-and-a-half hour study cruise out on Long Island Sound on a new 63-foot all-aluminum catamaran.
Cruises run Wednesdays through Sundays and offer visitors the opportunity to study marine life from the Sound — from the water's surface straight down to the bottom.
Participants use such sampling techniques as a plankton tow, bio-dredge, mud grab and otter trawl that could bring up fish, crabs, squid, skates and more. A video-microscope and touch tank on board enhance the observations.
A large number of children, of various ages, took sail on a recent cruise, which was sold out.
Advance reservations are recommended, and the cost is $29.95 per person.
For more information on the cruises and on the Maritime Aquarium, go to www.maritimeaquarium.org .
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