The North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores has been closed to the public for nearly three years. During that time, the $25 million expansion has tripled its space and increased the full-time staff from fourteen to forty. The planned date for reopening is May 19, 2006. During the closure, many of the animals were given away or loaned to other aquariums, science centers, and teaching facilities. The aquarium will be stocked with 3,000 aquatic animals, including jellyfish, river otters, tiger sharks, sea nettles, and triggerfish. A highlight of the Living Shipwreck exhibit will be a replica of the German submarine U-352, which was sunk off North Carolina in 1942 by the U.S. Coast Guard cutter ICARUS.