As you cross the wooden bridge over Long Island Aquarium’s Lagoon, look both ways to view a miniature panorama of Long Island – the towering bluffs and rock-strewn beaches of the North Shore on one side, and the rolling dunes and salt marshes of the South Shore on the other.

The fish represented in this exhibit reflect those that one might see off the shores of Long Island. All of the fish in this exhibit have been caught locally, typically in the Peconic Bay or Shinnecock Bay.

In addition to sand sharks, one of the most abundant sharks on the US Atlantic coast, the Lagoon features much fish common to Long Island waters, including striped bass, smooth dogfish sharks, weakfish, fluke, clearnose skates, tarpon, and many more!

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Did You Know?

You can feed the fish in Sand Shark Lagoon at scheduled times throughout the day.

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