31 Oct '12, 11pm

Facing 'critical' situation, New York Aquarium closed indefinitely

Facing 'critical' situation, New York Aquarium closed indefinitely

Google Earth image of the New York Aquarium location on Coney Island The New York Aquarium on Coney Island suffered "serious flood damage" during Hurricane Sandy and will be closed "indefinitely", according to the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), which runs the aquarium and other zoos in New York City. WCS says its staff is working urgently to "stabilize conditions and restore utilities and operating systems" after the storm, which caused tens of billions of dollars in damage across the Northeast on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday. "Staff have established temporary life support for the aquatic systems, are pumping flood waters out of basements and mechanical areas, and are working to restore filtration and other life support essentials for the exhibit and holding tanks," WCS said in a statement emailed to mongabay.com. "We have a short window of time to get these systems r...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2012/1031-aquarium-critical.html

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