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Sandy-Damaged NY Aquarium to Partially Reopen

(Image credit: Julie Larsen Maher © WCS)

Months after sustaining severe damage from Hurricane Sandy, the New York Aquarium is set to partially reopen on Saturday, May 25, the Wildlife Conservation Society announced today (April 5).

Sandy only claimed a few causalities at the aquarium, including some invertebrates and fish like koi carp that were housed in tanks. But the record-breaking storm sent surge waters into the Coney Island campus, damaging buildings, exhibits and the aquatic life support systems.

According to WCS, these are the facilities set to open their doors next month: Glover's Reef (featuring the sea life found in Glover's Reef, Belize); exhibits in Conservation Hall (Coral Triangle of Fiji, Great Lakes of East Africa, and the Flooded Forests of the Amazon); 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.

You can read the full news release from WCS.

Megan Gannon
Megan has been writing for Live Science and Space.com since 2012. Her interests range from archaeology to space exploration, and she has a bachelor's degree in English and art history from New York University. Megan spent two years as a reporter on the national desk at NewsCore. She has watched dinosaur auctions, witnessed rocket launches, licked ancient pottery sherds in Cyprus and flown in zero gravity. Follow her on Twitter and Google+.