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New York Aquarium Unveils Powerful ‘Washed Ashore’ Experience  To Raise Awareness About Ocean Plastic Pollution
Brooklyn, NY, May 2, 2024 — The New York Aquarium is debuting a traveling art exhibit, “Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea” to message about how plastics polluting the environment are harmful to wildlife and people. The exhibit will be at the aquarium Friday, May 24, to Monday, Sept. 2, 2024. An estimated 9 million tons of plastic enter the ocean annually. Once plastic enters our waterways, it is deadly for many species and negatively impacts animals and people. This transfo...
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PHOTO RELEASE: A Whale of a Day – Clear skies and calm seas allowed WCS Scientists to capture stunning photos of humpback whales with the New York City Skyline backdrop

It’s clear that whales have become regular “New Yorkers” as evidenced by these recent images taken by scientists with the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Ocean Giants Program.

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New York Aquarium Home to Rescued Southern Sea Otter

A southern sea otter, a species listed as threatened by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), was rescued in California waters and is now living at the New York Aquarium.

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WCS's New York Aquarium Education Staff and Youth Ocean Advocates Attend World Oceans Day Event at UN

WCS’s New York Aquarium Education staff and Youth Ocean Advocates attended yesterday’s World Oceans Day event held during a general session at the United Nations.

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The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo, Central Park Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo, Queens Zoo and New York Aquarium will reopen today as the air quality in the area has improved.

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Due to the continuing air quality alert in New York City and concern for our staff, visitors and animals, our four zoos and our aquarium -- Bronx Zoo, Central Park Zoo, Queens Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo, New York Aquarium -- will remain closed.

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WORLD OCEANS DAY NEWS:  Preserving Ocean Health is Vital for Human Health,  Says Researchers Publishing in The Lancet

In conjunction with World Oceans Day on June 8th, esteemed researchers from institutions worldwide have published a compelling paper in the prestigious journal The Lancet, affirming that human health depends on thriving oceans.

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Due to the rising air quality index, and out of concern for our staff, visitors, and animals, the WCS parks -- Bronx Zoo, Central Park Zoo, Queens Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo, New York Aquarium, -- closed at 3pm today. 

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News Advisory: Empire Wind and WCS Expand Historic Acoustic Marine Monitoring Project In New York Bight; Gathering Near Real-Time Data to Protect Marine Mammals

Equinor and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) will hold a news announcement, Wednesday, September 7, at the New York Aquarium on the expansion of the collaborative effort to monitor several species of large whales in the New York Bight. 

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The New York – New Jersey Harbor Estuary is a Dining Hotspot During Summer and Autumn Months for Bottlenose Dolphins

They click. They whistle. They love seafood. They are New York City’s nearshore bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) that return to feed in local waters from spring to fall each year, and a team of scientists led by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) is tracking them.

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