Sunday, September 18, 10:00am
Calling all deep-sea explorers!
Calling all deep-sea explorers! Join the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation and the Wildlife Conservation Society at the New York Aquarium on Sunday, September 18 at 10 am EST to celebrate the Hudson Canyon. Events are included with paid entrance to NY Aquarium.
Dive Into Hudson Canyon! will be a day of fun-filled activities for the whole family, full of sharks, sea lions, crafts, trivia and more as we learn about deep ocean exploration and spectacular species that live just off the coast of Coney Island. Blue Beacon Series sponsor Finless Foods will provide children’s activities and samples of their plant-based tuna.
What is the Hudson Canyon?
It’s one of New York and New Jersey’s greatest landmarks that lies out of plain sight, in the depths of the Atlantic Ocean! The Hudson Canyon, carved by natural forces more than 10,000 years ago during the last ice age, is the largest underwater canyon along the United States’ Atlantic coastline. The Hudson Canyon is home to a diverse array of marine life including whales, sharks and other fishes, sea turtles, and deep-sea corals, as well as robust fisheries and a rich maritime history
On World Ocean Day 2022, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration began the process to designate Hudson Canyon as a national marine sanctuary. The designation of Hudson Canyon would sustain many species, prevent habitat degradation of these fragile thousand-year-old ecosystems from oil and gas exploration, and provide research, recreation, and education opportunities for the more than 22 million people that live in diverse communities across New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.