Friday, November 09, 2012



New York Aquarium

The staff at the hurricane-damaged New York Aquarium has restored generator power and life support systems to its exhibits. I am happy to report that the animals are all safe and away from harm.

But rebuilding and re-opening the Aquarium remains a huge undertaking that will require many months.

Please consider a donation to the Aquarium Restoration Fund, which will help us continue to serve the New York City community and our aquatic citizenry.

The outpouring of support they have received from New Yorkers and people across the country has been truly inspiring for the Wildlife Conservation Society. It's humbling that in such a difficult time, with so many struggling to recover from Hurricane Sandy, so many have stepped forward.

As the New York Times reports, Aquarium director Jon Forrest Dohlin waded through two feet of water to check on Mitik when the flooding began and found the baby walrus happily swimming in surge waters in the health center.

Stories like this continue to emerge from the damage and give us all hope for the future; hope that we will need in the long months ahead.

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