New York Aquarium
A semi-trailer truck transporting five sharks to the New York Aquarium at Coney Island crashed Wednesday while headed up Interstate 95 in Florida.
All of the life-support systems at the Coney Island facility were working and the animals were not impacted by the situation, the aquarium said.
Mitik came to the aquarium from Alaska in 2012, weeks before Hurricane Sandy hit and damaged much of the Coney Island facility. He was suffering from a bladder infection, dehydration and a high white blood cell count.
The 57,000-square-foot “Ocean Wonders: Sharks!” will feature a coral reef tunnel that will give visitors a 360-degree view of the exhibit when it opens in 2016.
Speaking Tuesday on Coney Island, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said the city has “made an enormous amount of progress” over the past year.
The bridge, which connected the West Eighth Street subway station to the New York Aquarium and boardwalk, had stood for more than 50 years, but fell into disrepair.
The damp, raw weather may have canceled a day at the beach for Tri-State Area residents, but it did not stop many young visitors and their families from heading to the New York Aquarium at Coney Island.
The beach and boardwalk reopened Friday and officials also unveiled the new 2.2-acre Steeplechase Plaza, featuring the restored B&B Carousell.
Despite the devastating effects of Hurricane Sandy, Luna Park at Coney Island has opened to kick off the 2013 season. With more than three miles of beach, this place is more than just the amusement rides it is most known for.
About the half of the facility, including exhibits that feature the sea lions, harbor seals, sea otters, penguins and others, will reopen to the public on May 25.
The aquarium has been closed since Oct. 29, when the storm surge came over and under the Coney Island Boardwalk, flooding all the buildings at the 14-acre park.
An orphaned walrus calf is being nursed back to health at the New York City aquarium, and has already won fans from around the world.
A 234-pound baby walrus will soon have a new home at the New York Aquarium.
On Thursday, Mayor Michael Bloomberg unveiled the $127 million design for the new “Ocean Wonders: Sharks!” building.
A cute chick is drawing crowds to Coney Island.