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Truck Bringing Sharks To New York Aquarium Crashes In Florida; 1 Shark Dead

A semi-trailer truck transporting five sharks to the New York Aquarium at Coney Island crashed Wednesday while headed up Interstate 95 in Florida.


FILE -- Wildlife Conservation Society New York Aquarium in Coney Island (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Power Problems Temporarily Shut Down New York Aquarium

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 the walrus calf. (Credit: New York Aquarium)

New York Aquarium Moves Beloved Walrus To Texas During Repairs

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.


FILE -- Wildlife Conservation Society New York Aquarium in Coney Island (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

New York Aquarium Breaks Ground On New Shark Exhibit

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.


A damaged chair sits on the beach in Coney Island in the wake of Superstorm Sandy on November 3, 2012.  (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Bloomberg: Rebuilding Efforts Making NYC More Resilient To Future Storms

Speaking Tuesday on Coney Island, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said the city has “made an enormous amount of progress” over the past year.


This pedestrian bridge in Coney Island has been torn down. (Credit: CBS 2)

Coney Island Pedestrian Bridge Torn Down

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.

CBS 2–08/08/2013

Sea Otter swimming at New York Aquarium. (credit: Peter Haskell, WCBS 880)

New York Aquarium Reopens After Sandy Damage

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.


Mayor Bloomberg opens the City’s public beaches and announces start of Coney Island summer season.(Credit: Kristen Artz/Flickr)

Summer Season Kicks Off As Coney And Staten Island Celebrate Impressive Recovery

The beach and boardwalk reopened Friday and officials also unveiled the new 2.2-acre Steeplechase Plaza, featuring the restored B&B Carousell.


Luna Park NYC (credit:

CBSNewYork’s Coney Island Getaway Guide

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.


New York Aquarium (credit: Peter Haskell, WCBS 880)

Sandy-Damaged New York Aquarium To Partially Reopen In May

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.


(credit: Julie Larsen Maher)

Storm-Damaged New York Aquarium To Partially Reopen This Spring

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.


Mitik The Walrus Calf

Orphaned Walrus Calf Being Nursed To Health At New York Aquarium

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.

CBS New York–10/21/2012

Photo Credit: Tara Lipinsky

234-Pound Baby Walrus Coming To New York Aquarium

A 234-pound baby walrus will soon have a new home at the New York Aquarium.

CBS New York–10/10/2012

Rendering for the Ocean Wonders: Sharks! building at the New York Aquarium (credit: The Portico Group)

Bloomberg Unveils Design For New Aquarium Building

On Thursday, Mayor Michael Bloomberg unveiled the $127 million design for the new “Ocean Wonders: Sharks!” building.


Black-Footed Penguin (credit: Julie Larsen Maher/WCS)

New York Aquarium Welcomes Black-Footed Penguin Chick

A cute chick is drawing crowds to Coney Island.