October 23, 2018

New York aquarium rebounds, rebuilds after Sandy

NEW YORK — The New York Aquarium has cherished its big-city setting by the sea for half a century. But the ocean that is the aquarium’s lifeblood dealt it a shattering blow last fall.

Superstorm Sandy’s surge overran carefully calibrated tanks with oily, debris-filled water, knocked out even backup power to all the exhibits and made it impossible to check on some of them for days. Managers contemplated shipping animals away and wondered whether the institution itself could survive in its spot on Coney Island.

Five months later, more than 80% of the collection is intact, and visitors should be able to

Source: http://www.freep.com/article/20130327/BUSINESS07/130327013