People who take care of animals are awesome. Like really really awesome. But few animal lovers are as badass as the staff at the New York Aquarium at Coney Island. You see as hurricane Sandy rolled into New York and overtook the beaches of Coney Island the staff at the New York Aquarium continued to do their jobs. Animal keepers stayed overnight while the storm pounded at the walls of the Coney Island facility. The staff did everything they could to protect various species of aquatic life even after hurricane Sandy’s flood waters began filling the Aquarium facility.

Like many places in New York after the storm the power was out for what seemed like an eternity. The staff had to find a way to help animals that live in temperature controlled and oxygen controlled environments without the use of power. There’s probably not much training on how one can deal with such a nightmarish situation, but still the staff kept working and working and working… and they are still working. Although power has returned the New York Aquarium is still closed indefinitely.

The people who work at the Aquarium need your love and there is a way YOU can show it.

Not only can you give to the Wildlife Conservation Society that runs the New York Aquarium;


You can also post images of “Thanks” to the staff by posting on the New York Aquarium’s Thanks Page!

You can post notes like these…

…which say thanks to people who take care of animals like this ridiculously cute otter named Tazo:

and this giant baby manual walrus:

or even these Sargussum and Scorpion Fish:

Take a moment to tell the peeps that help protect animals even during a crazy storm that their awesome…