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A day at the Long Island Aquarium

Java, a 340 lb. sea lion, gets ready

Java, a 340 lb. sea lion, gets ready to create a painting by exhaling air from his nostrils onto a canvas of paint drops prepared by children in the Trainer Program at the Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center in Riverhead. (June 9, 2012) Photo Credit: Randee Daddona

Families enjoy meeting the newest members of the Long Island Aquarium in Riverhead.

Bats are some of the newest members at
Photo Credit: Randee Daddona

Bats are some of the newest members at the Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center in Riverhead. (June 9, 2012)

A sloth hanging on a vine seen here
Photo Credit: Handout

A sloth hanging on a vine seen here at the “Creatures of the Night” exhibit, which opens June 27 at the Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center in Riverhead.

A porcupine at the
Photo Credit: Handout

A porcupine at the "Creatures of the Night" exhibit, which opens June 27 at the Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center in Riverhead.

Pleased guests watch the sea lion show at
Photo Credit: Randee Daddona

Pleased guests watch the sea lion show at the Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center in Riverhead. (June 9, 2012)

Guests watch the sea lion show featuring Java,
Photo Credit: Randee Daddona

Guests watch the sea lion show featuring Java, a 340 lb. sea lion, at the Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center in Riverhead. (June 9, 2012)

Julia Weeks, 10, from East Quogue, left, Miranda
Photo Credit: Randee Daddona

Julia Weeks, 10, from East Quogue, left, Miranda Hedges, 10, from Mattituck and Matthew Siepinski, 11, from Shirley along with Candyce Paparo, a senior trainer as they get ready to assist Java, a 340 lb. sea lion, paint a canvas for them at the Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center in Riverhead. (June 9, 2012)

Guests watch the sea lion show featuring Java,
Photo Credit: Randee Daddona

Guests watch the sea lion show featuring Java, a 340 lb. sea lion, at the Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center in Riverhead. (June 9, 2012)

Java, a 340 lb. sea lion, performs at
Photo Credit: Randee Daddona

Java, a 340 lb. sea lion, performs at the Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center in Riverhead. (June 9, 2012)

A porcupine, named Jackie is one of the
Photo Credit: Randee Daddona

A porcupine, named Jackie is one of the newest members at the Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center in Riverhead. (June 9, 2012)

A sloth named L'Orangee is one of the
Photo Credit: Randee Daddona

A sloth named L'Orangee is one of the newest members at the Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center in Riverhead. (June 9, 2012)

A porcupine, named Jackie is one of the
Photo Credit: Randee Daddona

A porcupine, named Jackie is one of the newest members at the Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center in Riverhead. (June 9, 2012)

Miranda Hedges, 10, from Mattituck inspects Capelin, fish
Photo Credit: Randee Daddona

Miranda Hedges, 10, from Mattituck inspects Capelin, fish that is fed to the sea lions at the Trainer Program at the Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center in Riverhead. (June 9, 2012)

Miranda Hedges, 10, from Mattituck inspects Capelin, fish
Photo Credit: Randee Daddona

Miranda Hedges, 10, from Mattituck inspects Capelin, fish that is fed to the sea lions with Anne Haans, a trainer at the Trainer Program at the Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center in Riverhead. (June 9, 2012)

Java, a 340 lb. sea lion, gets ready
Photo Credit: Randee Daddona

Java, a 340 lb. sea lion, gets ready to create a painting by exhaling air from his nostrils onto a canvas of paint drops prepared by children in the Trainer Program at the Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center in Riverhead. (June 9, 2012)

Java, a 340 lb. sea lion, flirts with
Photo Credit: Randee Daddona

Java, a 340 lb. sea lion, flirts with trainer Anne Haans at the Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center in Riverhead. (June 9, 2012)

Java gives Miranda Hedges, 10, from Mattituck a
Photo Credit: Randee Daddona

Java gives Miranda Hedges, 10, from Mattituck a kiss on the head. Java, a 340 lb. sea lion, gets ready to create a painting by exhaling air from his nostrils onto a canvas of paint drops prepared by children in the Trainer Program at the Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center in Riverhead. (June 9, 2012)

Java gives Matthew Siepinski, 11, from Shirley a
Photo Credit: Randee Daddona

Java gives Matthew Siepinski, 11, from Shirley a kiss on his head. Java, a 340 lb. sea lion, gets ready to create a painting by exhaling air from his nostrils onto a canvas of paint drops prepared by children in the Trainer Program at the Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center in Riverhead. (June 9, 2012)

Java, a 340 lb. sea lion, gets ready
Photo Credit: Randee Daddona

Java, a 340 lb. sea lion, gets ready to create a painting by exhaling air from his nostrils onto a canvas of paint drops prepared by Julia Weeks, 10, from East Quogue at the Trainer Program at the Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center in Riverhead. (June 9, 2012)

Java, a 340 lb. sea lion, gets ready
Photo Credit: Randee Daddona

Java, a 340 lb. sea lion, gets ready to create a painting by exhaling air from his nostrils onto a canvas of paint drops prepared by children in the Trainer Program at the Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center in Riverhead. (June 9, 2012)

Matthew Siepinski, 11, from Shirley, shows off a
Photo Credit: Randee Daddona

Matthew Siepinski, 11, from Shirley, shows off a painting created by Java, a 340 lb. sea lion, paint a canvas for them at the Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center in Riverhead. (June 9, 2012)

Java, a 340 lb. sea lion, works on
Photo Credit: Randee Daddona

Java, a 340 lb. sea lion, works on a painting by exhaling air from his nostrils onto a canvas of paint drops prepared by children in the Trainer Program at the Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center in Riverhead. (June 9, 2012)

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