New York Aquarium set to partially reopen following Hurricane Sandy damage

The Coney Island facility was heavily flooded during the October storm, leaving it without power and severely damaged. However, about half the exhibits, including the

The Coney Island facility was heavily flooded during the October storm.

The Coney Island facility was heavily flooded during the October storm. (4/5/13)

CONEY ISLAND - The New York Aquarium is almost back following a long closure due to Hurricane Sandy.

The Coney Island facility was heavily flooded during the October storm, leaving it without power and severely damaged. However, about half the exhibits, including the otter tank and the Aqua Theater, will reopen on May 25.

Workers say they panicked shortly after the storm hit, thinking they had lost almost all of their animals. Fortunately, most of the collection was saved.
  

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