The New York Aquarium is set to have a partial reopening some time this spring. On October 29th 2012, the storm surge caused by Hurricane Sandy caused extensive flooding and power outages throughout New York City. Although animal losses at the aquarium due to the storm were minimal, there was extensive damage to the facilities.
According to the Wildlife Conservation Society, which runs the aquarium, about half of the facility will be reopening. The Great Lakes of East Africa and Flooded Forests of the Amazon exhibits will be among those reopening. Other exhibits will include Glover's Reef, Coral Triangle of Fiji, outdoor spaces of Sea Cliffs (walrus, sea lions, harbor seals, sea otters and penguins); and a fully re-modeled Aquatheater with a new sea lion demonstration.
If you live in the New York area or plan on visiting this late spring, make sure you stop by and show your support. For more information on the planned reopening of the New York Aquarium, visit the Wildlife Conservation Society news release.