MEDIA ADVISORY: Wildlife Conservation Society’s New York Aquarium To Hold Groundbreaking Ceremony For Ocean Wonders: Sharks!Friday, January 10, 2014, 11 a.m., at the New York Aquarium
Several public officials and community leaders expected to attend
Event will emphasize the WCS New York Aquarium’s contribution to the economy, education and conservation in Coney Island, Brooklyn, and throughout New York City
New York Aquarium divers will be in attendance
Media: Please arrive by 10:30 a.m.
Brooklyn, N.Y. – January 8, 2014 – The Wildlife Conservation Society’s New York Aquarium will celebrate the groundbreaking of Ocean Wonders: Sharks!, a new 57,000-square-foot facility, on Friday, January 10 at 11 a.m.
Elected officials scheduled to attend: Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams; City Council Member Mark Treyger; Former City Council Member Domenic M. Recchia, Jr.; Council Member Vincent Gentile; Council Member Mathieu Eugene; Council Member Robert Cornegy; Council Member Alan Maisel; and other officials.
The event will highlight the New York Aquarium’s impact on the economy, education and conservation in Coney Island, Brooklyn, and the City of New York.
The Ocean Wonders: Sharks! project was delayed due to Hurricane Sandy. It is set to open in 2016. It will feature more than 100 species of marine animals including sharks, rays, sea turtles, thousands of schooling fish and more. The immersive and interactive exhibits will bring visitors close to the animals, highlight rich local seascapes where sharks thrive and showcase WCS shark conservation work.