East End: Shark diving and other animals at the Long Island Aquarium
Because of the pandemic, shark dives at the Long Island Aquarium
were put on hold. But after aquarium officials found a disinfectant that sterilizes the masks after each use, the brave among you can take the plunge again.
Sharks silently swim by inches from the cage. But experts say they're far from aggressive - just inquisitive.
But if you'd rather stay dry, you can check out other animals, including coati, a South American cousin of raccoons.
And if you're feeling the holiday spirit, you can buy them a present.
The aquarium was closed for months because of the pandemic but still had the huge expense of caring for their animals.
So people can go online, check out the Dear Santa list for the animals and buy them something.