I'm pleased to draw your attention today to:
The Museum of Maritime Pets.
You'll see it's been around 2006, and "explores and interprets the role of domestic animals on sea voyages from ancient times to the present." They do research on that topic and present public programs. Soon they hope to have a permanent home, so they are in the throes of a capital campaign. That's very exciting. They also warmly welcome volunteers, so if you're near Annapolis MD, maybe you've some time to help out.
I notice as I write this post that the featured breed is the Cormorant, and the article includes a photo of a tame fishing cormorant that looks like it means business.
Yay for an interesting new pet museum!