Local Rocky Shores
Long Island’s pounding surf and rocky shore create
an astonishing habitat for a wide variety of marine life.
Long Island Aquarium’s Local Rocky Shores exhibit
presents local creatures and plants in a natural setting.
Kept at 50° F, this 2,000-gallon exhibit features
live macroalgae and local kelp – a difficult feat
in a closed-system display, and one that is made possible
through the constant addition of minerals such as iron
Did you know?
The water in this exhibit – and all saltwater exhibits
at Long Island Aquarium – comes from Shinnecock
Bay. It is delivered by tanker truck to the Aquarium and
kept in a holding tank until needed.