Norwalk Aquarium Offers Winter Seal & Seabird Tours

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The Maritime Aquarium of Norwalk’s Seal-Spotting & Birding winter cruises are off to a good start as harbor and gray seals, as well as bald eagles, have been spotted in Long Island Sound coast by Aquarium educators.

The cruises will be offered through April, and promise to give birders unique “on-the-water” access to see and photograph visiting winter waterfowl, such as buffleheads, mergansers, Brant geese and long-tailed ducks.

This year is the season is the first time that the 2 ½-hour outings will take place aboard the Aquarium’s R/V Spirit of the Sound, the country’s only research vessel with hybrid-electric propulsion. There is indoor seating for 30 people within a climate-controlled cabin.

Read more about the winter seal and seabird cruises on Long island Sound.