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New York Aquarium Unveils Conservation Hall and Glover’s Reef

By Leonard Ho - Posted Apr 15, 2011 01:55 PM
The Wildlife Conservation Society’s New York Aquarium (Coney Island, NY) is currently undergoing a major 10 year, $150+ million renovation. Yesterday, they had their ribbon cutting ceremony to unveil their new Conservation Hall and 167,000 gallon Glover's Reef exhibit.
New York Aquarium Unveils Conservation Hall and Glover’s Reef

Rendering of the renovated New York Aquarium (Wildlife Conservation Society)

According to the Long Island Press:

The first exhibit is Glover’s Reef, which is a 167,000-gallon tank that replicates Glover’s Reef, a coral reef system located in Belize. It’s home to marine creatures including eels, Atlantic rays, French angels, and Cuban hogfish. The second is The Pacific Ocean’s Coral Triangle; a replica reef dedicated to a 2.3 million-square-mile coral reef that is home to clownfish, and anemones. The third exhibit is Africa’s Great Lakes; replicating two freshwater lakes of Africa: Lake Malawi and Lake Victoria. Here visitors will find more than 1,000 different species, most found nowhere else in the world, including two critically endangered fish species. The fourth, final exhibit and possibly the most fascinating of all is Brazil’s Flooded Forest; replicating the Amazonian flooded forest in Brazil where visitors will find a school of piranhas.

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Between this renovation and Atlantis Marine World's expansion, New York aquarium-lovers  have a lot to be excited about!




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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