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Local Rocky ShoresLocal 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 and iodine.

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.

  Local Rocky Shores