New York Aquarium fully open for first time since Superstorm Sandy
After suffering severe damage from Superstorm Sandy in 2012, the New York Aquarium is now fully open.
On Friday, the Wildlife Conservatory Society inaugurated the aquarium alongside city and state officials.
The aquarium has been gradually reopening some of its exhibits since 2018.
Visitors on Friday were greeted by playful sea lions inside the newest underwater exhibit “Sea Change”.
“Sea Change really focuses on the effects of climate change on animals and the places they live in the wild,” said Sue Chin, chief architect at the New York Aquarium.
Aquarium officials say they now have a strong plan in the event of another storm, which includes flood gates and pumps through the building to prevent flooding and damages.