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Photo Credit: Victoria Caruso

In celebration of Shark Week, we took a visit to The Long Island Aquarium — home to a 120,000-gallon shark habitat designed to resemble the legendary lost city of Atlantis, complete with crumbling pillars and a towering 12-foot trident. There, daunting tiger sharks and bottom-dwelling nurse sharks swim alongside a variety of fish including a giant Queensland grouper and a moray eel.

On Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays at 3 p.m., visitors can watch as the sharks get fed fish using a target. The sharks typically eat around five to seven pounds of food a week.

The aquarium also offers a Shark Dive experience, where those brave enough are lowered down in a protective cage to get up close and personal with these majestic creatures. Though their appearance may be intimidating, the sharks in this habitat, like most shark species, do not present much danger to humans unless provoked.

Spend a minute with us at the Long Island Aquarium during a shark feeding session.