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Shark Week Shedd-ule of events

wild reefShedd Aquarium is taking a deeper dive into the world of razor-sharp teeth and stealthy swimming as the popular Shark Week hosted by the Discovery Channel returns on Sunday, August 10. Strap on your flippers and be prepared to Feel the Thrill with Shedd’s eleven shark species and their experts during #SharksAtShedd. Continue reading> dotted line

Crowdsourcing seahorse conservation with recreational divers

seahorseMarine conservationists from Project Seahorse and John G. Shedd Aquarium will launch a Seahorse Diver Specialty course for divers in Phuket, Thailand with Kiwi Diver and the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI), the world’s largest SCUBA diving training organization, with more than 23 million certifications issued to date. Continue reading>

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Shedd Aquarium announces 2015 Shedd Adventures trips

Costa RicaShedd Aquarium, a renowned leader in animal care, conservation and education, announces its line-up for the 2015 Shedd Adventures travel program. Geared toward adventurers with a passion for wildlife, upcoming trips include Fiji, Costa Rica, Canada and South Africa. Continue reading>

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Shedd Aquarium expands Conservation and Research team

Eric LarsonShedd Aquarium, a global leader in research and conservation, announces the hiring of Eric Larson, Ph.D. as a postdoctoral research associate for the aquarium’s Daniel P. Haerther Center for Conservation and Research. Continue reading>

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Shedd Aquarium’s black tie fête raises record-breaking $1.67 million for community access and education

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Chicago’s top philanthropic leaders came together on June 7 to raise more than $1.67 million during Shedd Aquarium’s annual learning-themed gala. Continue reading>

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Bi-national leading conservation organizations formalize partnership to support Project Beluga

BelugaChicago’s John G. Shedd Aquarium, a world class leader in animal care and conservation research, and Group for Research and Education on Marine Mammals (GREMM), a Canadian non-profit organization dedicated to the scientific research of beluga whales, today signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) establishing a collaborative bi-national relationship to promote the health and survival of the species in the St. Lawrence Seaway. Continue Reading>

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Summer Shedd-ule of events

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Dive into summer fun at Shedd Aquarium! Back in time for the warm weather is the 20th season of Jazzin'Stingray Touch, the hands-on learning experience for curious minds of all ages; and Great Lakes Action Days (GLAD) which welcomes eco-minded colunteers to the beach beyond the aquarium walls. Continue reading>Dotted Line

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