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 many fish common to Long Island waters, including striped bass, smooth dogfish sharks, weakfish, fluke, clearnose skates, tarpon, and many more!
Poseidon’s Treasure Room houses several periodically changing freshwater and saltwater displays. It provides a fascinating view of unusual marine creatures and life, including:
Poseidon’s 12-foot trident, pillars, and other remnants of the Lost City of Atlantis Exhibit 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!