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Lost City of Atlantis Shark Exhibit

Poseidon’s 12-foot trident, pillars, and other remnants of the Lost City of Atlantis create a ghostly environment for the inhabitants of the 120,000-gallon Lost City of Atlantis SharkShark Exhibit.

Menacing-looking sand tiger sharks (Carcharias taurus), bottom-dwelling nurse sharks (Ginglymostoma cirratum), and gaping moray eels (Gymnothorax funebris) join a massive Queensland grouper (Epinephelus lanceolatus) and other fish in an exhibit that forms the centerpiece of Long Island Aquarium.

As you view the exhibit, be sure to keep an eye out for “Jaws,” a 300-lb. loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta) who outgrew his exhibit at the Mall of America and now enjoys plenty of space for swims with his friends.

Despite their fearsome appearance, the sharks in this exhibit – like most shark species – are not aggressive toward people unless provoked.

If you’d like to experience the thrill of the Lost City of Atlantis Shark Exhibit from the inside, make your reservations for a Shark Dive.

Fun facts

  • Sand tiger sharks give birth in the waters around Long Island in the early summer, and all sand tiger sharks in this exhibit were collected locally.
  • The sharks in this exhibit eat only 1 to 1-1/2 lbs. of food two to three times per week.

  • This exhibit is cleaned regularly by Aquarists who dive among the sharks.
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