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New York Aquarium scheduled to partially reopen on May 25

By Leonard Ho - Posted Apr 09, 2013 08:00 AM
The New York Aquarium at Coney Island was devastated by Hurricane Sandy to the tune of approximately $65 million in damages. It's been closed ever since the storm made landfall, but the Wildlife Conservation Society says they plan to partially reopen the aquarium in a little over a month.

Instead of waiting for full repairs to the extensively damaged facility, the public aquarium will welcome back visitors on May 25, 2013 to most of its exhibits.  While the building itself suffered considerable damage, 80-85% of the livestock was able to survive the hurricane and flood waters.  Officials expect all but five exhibits will be ready in time to greet aquarium-goers.  Admission prices are yet to be determined but will be "substantially" reduced.

Author: Leonard Ho
Location: Southern California

I'm a passionate aquarist of over 30 years, a coral reef lover, and the blog editor for Advanced Aquarist. While aquarium gadgets interest me, it's really livestock (especially fish), artistry of aquariums, and "method behind the madness" processes that captivate my attention.


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