December 9, 2018

New York Aquarium’s Jon Dohlin: ‘It Takes More Than Hurricane Sandy to Get a Walrus to Even Blink’

When superstorm Sandy barreled up the East Coast with wind speeds nearing 100 miles per hour and a 12-foot storm surge, it could almost be called a nonevent for a certain population living just off the Coney Island boardwalk.

“Let me tell you something. It takes a lot more than Hurricane Sandy to get a walrus to even blink,” said Jon Forrest Dohlin of the New York Aquarium. “All the marine mammals are used to pretty extreme weather.”

The animals may have weathered the storm just fine, but it took a toll on the aquarium itself. More than a