Lost City of Atlantis Shark Exhibit
Poseidon’s 12-foot trident, pillars, and other remnants
of the Lost City of Atlantis 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
gaping moray eels (Gymnothorax funebris) join
a massive Queensland grouper (Epinephelus lanceolatus) and
other fish in an exhibit that forms the centerpiece of
Long Island Aquarium.
As you view the exhibit, be sure to keep an eye out for “Jaws,” a
300-lb. loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta) who
outgrew his exhibit at the Mall of America and now enjoys
plenty of space for swims with his friends.
Despite their fearsome appearance, the sharks in this
exhibit – like most shark species – are not
aggressive toward people unless provoked.
If you’d like to experience the thrill of the Lost
City of Atlantis Shark Exhibit from the inside,
make your reservations for a Shark
- Sand tiger sharks give birth in the waters around Long
Island in the early summer, and all sand tiger sharks
in this exhibit were collected locally.
- The sharks in this exhibit eat only 1 to 1-1/2 lbs.
of food two to three times per week.
- This exhibit is cleaned regularly by Aquarists who dive among the sharks.