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 Shark Exhibit.
Menacing-looking sand tiger sharks (Carcharias taurus), bottom-dwelling nurse sharks (Ginglymostoma cirratum), and a gaping moray eel (Gymnothorax funebris) join a massive Queensland grouper (Epinephelus lanceolatus) and other fish in an exhibit that forms the centerpiece of the Long Island Aquarium.
Despite their fearsome appearance, the sharks in this exhibit, like most shark species, are not aggressive towards humans unless they are provoked. Learn this firsthand from within the shark tank! Make your reservations for a Shark Dive today and get a thrilling look at these beautiful animals from a sharks-eye view! After you dive amongst them, you can feed them by embarking on the Shark Keeper Adventure!
Sand tiger sharks give birth in the waters around Long Island in the early summer
All sand tiger sharks in this exhibit were collected locally!
The sharks in this exhibit eat only five to seven pounds of food a week
This exhibit is cleaned regularly by the Long Island Aquarium’s aquarist staff, who swim amongst the sharks!