As director of animal training at the Long Island Aquarium in Riverhead, Candyce Paparo’s responsibilities extend far beyond playing with monkeys and sea lions. In fact, Paparo spends more than 10 hours a day caring for the facility’s mammals — a job she and her team of eight trainers and assistants all relish.
“I just got into the marine mammal field and never looked back,” she said.(more…)
Fish & Sips is one of the L.I. Aquarium’s most popular annual events. (Courtesy Photo)
Visit the Long Island Aquarium after-hours this Friday, November 18 for the 9th Annual Fish & Sips.
The aquarium will stay open late to celebrate the North Fork’s fall harvest by offering guests wine from more than 15 East End wineries, with the option to buy bottles just in time for Thanksgiving. (more…)
A young visitor at the Long Island Aquarium in Riverhead says hello to Miss Ruby, a rare yellow lobster being held by Danny Lee, executive chef at Burger & Lobster in New York City. (Credit: Paul Squire)
Danny Lee, executive chef at the Burger & Lobster restaurant in the Flatiron District in Manhattan, goes through thousands pounds of lobster each week. Normally the lobsters are tossed into holding tanks before the crustaceans are cooked up for customers.
But earlier this month, Lee spotted one lobster that looked different than all the rest in a shipment from Canada. Standing out in the sea of greenish-brown creatures was an orange-blonde lobster. It almost looked like it had been already cooked.
“She was very obvious,” he said. “She was different.” (more…)