New York City could soon be home to the world's longest aquarium—housed in its subway system.

The comment from Nicholas Coch, a coastal geologist and professor at Queens College, caused chuckles among his audience at Advisen's Property Insights Conference in Manhattan on June 5.

In fact, much of Coch's presentation prompted laughter. But although he used plenty of humor in making his case before insurers, the lifelong New Yorker is very serious about his city's vulnerability to hurricanes—and he has been warning officials for many years. His warnings at Advisen's conference were pointed.

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