Research at the Long Island AquariumLong Island Aquarium

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Many visitors come to Long Island Aquarium to learn about aquatic and marine life from around the world. But what most visitors do not see is the enormous amount of work that goes on behind the scenes. In addition to caring for the animals and building, operating the facility, and maintaining the elaborate life support systems, our animal care staff is also involved in a variety of research projects. Our research helps us to better understand the organisms with which we work, and the data generated can be invaluable to conservation efforts. Some of our staff have traveled the world to present their research at various conferences. Besides managing our own in-house projects, we have also assisted many researchers and graduate students with projects they are working on.

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In addition to the sleepover, a Sleep with the Fishes adventure that includes a 1-1/2 hour morning interactive cruise aboard the Atlantis Explorer Tour Boat is also available for an additional fee. You’re cruise begins at 7:30 am. A deposit is required to secure a date, and one chaperone per 10 paid admissions ages 3 - 21 is required. Atlantis Explorer Tour Boat limited to 72 participants.