Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Ocean Wonders: Sharks!

The New York Aquarium's newest exhibit Ocean Wonders: Sharks! just opened on June 30 and it was worth the wait (been looking forward to this exhibit for a few years).

Our favorite moment was at the rooftop Touch Pool...we enjoyed touching a live shark for the first time (a bamboo shark) and feeling the shark skin, which is made up of dermal denticles (more like tiny teeth than fish scales).

Lina was delighted with this immersive exhibit...tunnels, sea creatures above and below us, making it feel like we were actually underwater.

The New York Aquarium will continue construction and they expect to have three new exhibit areas (Playquarium, Spineless and SeaChange) completed by 2020.