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  Turtle, nearly 100, goes in for operation

Sara gets a wet smooch from a sea lion

  TODAY’s Sara Haines visits the Long Island Aquarium and Exhibition Center in New York, where she has up-close-and-personal meetings with penguins and sea lions, and even swims with sharks.

Hit by Hurricane Sandy, NY Aquarium now poised to reopen

  In the immediate aftermath of the storm the staff at the aquarium on Coney Island boardwalk had to come up with creative ways to keep the animals safe in the face of no power but now they’re preparing to welcome the public once more. NBC’s Katy Tur reports.

New York Aquarium to reopen after Hurricane Sandy

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The New York Aquarium plans to reopen in late spring, nearly eight months after surging seas from Hurricane Sandy flooded the tourist attraction, killing some invertebrates and freshwater fish while sparing the mammals and most sea creatures. Full story

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  Caught on cam: Fish tank vandal

Security camera footage shows a man as he smashes a huge aquarium inside pet store, dooming the fish inside. WJAR's Tony Gugliotta reports.

  Shark aquarium shatters on mall visitors

An aquarium filled with lemon sharks cracked and shattered at a Shanghai shopping center, sending the creatures and tons of water onto visitors. Fifteen people were injured by broken glass and three sharks died. TODAY’s Natalie Morales reports.

  Scuba Santa brings Christmas to sharks

An underwater visit from Santa Claus kicked off the holiday season at an aquarium in Japan. TODAY.com's Dara Brown reports.

  New York aquarium on post-Sandy damages: ‘There’s hope here’

As Sandy pounded the coastline, the storm surge flooded the New York aquarium. “My first thought was, we've lost the aquarium," said aquarium director Jon Forrest. Though it was the biggest crisis the Coney Island tourist attraction has ever faced, almost all of the marine animals survived. NBC’s Ma

  Fluorescent fish light up Taiwan aquarium

Two new fluorescent fish genotypes have been developed to glow in daylight and are drawing crowds at an aquarium in Taiwan. TODAY.com's Dara Brown reports.

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