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Feel the love at Shedd Aquarium

Feel the LoveShedd Aquarium is celebrating love at the world’s aquarium this Valentine’s Day by offering free general admission and love-struck date ideas Feb. 13-17. Sweethearts visiting the aquarium are invited to Feel the Love and take advantage of all Shedd has to offer. Continue Reading> 

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“Amphibians” leaps into Shedd this May as new special exhibit

Amazon Milk FrogBeginning this May, Shedd Aquarium will unveil a new special exhibit showcasing the amazing world of amphibians—featuring 40 species of salamanders, frogs and rarely-seen caecilians—highlighting their amazing diversity, unique adaptations and the serious challenges they face. Continue Reading>

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Shedd Aquarium anticipating birth of Pacific white-sided dolphin calf this summer

DolphinShedd Aquarium, a leader in animal care and welfare, announced today that one of its Pacific white-sided dolphins (Lagenorhynchus obliquidens) is expecting a calf this summer. Continue Reading> 

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New report recommends eating Great Lakes fish

whitefishFurthering its commitment to protecting and preserving the Great Lakes, Shedd Aquarium commissioned a report to assess the sustainability of Great Lakes fisheries. Leveraging tools from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch program, research partners at the University of Michigan studied five fish species in the Great Lakes waterways, finding that most support culinary conservation. Continue Reading>

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Shedd Aquarium, Renowned Microbiologists Team Up to Pioneer First Aquarium Microbiome Project

MicrobesChicago’s John G. Shedd Aquarium, a recognized leader in advanced aquatic animal care and conservation science research, in partnership with renowned research organizations including Argonne National Laboratory, University of Illinois, Illinois Institute of Technology and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the launch of the Aquarium Microbiome Project. Continue Reading>

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Shedd Aquarium mourns loss of Pacific white-sided dolphin

ReefShedd Aquarium, a leader in animal care and welfare, is deeply saddened to announce the loss of Tiqué (TEE-kay), a geriatric female Pacific white-sided dolphin (Lagenorhynchus obliquidens). Continue Reading> 

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Meet Luna, Shedd Aquarium’s rescued sea otter pup!

otter pupOn Friday, December 12, Shedd Aquarium, a recognized leader in animal care and conservation, along with ABC’s Good Morning America officially announced the name of its female rescued southern sea otter pup (Enhydra lutris nereis) known as Pup 681. Over 10,000 votes were tallied from the “Name the Sea Otter Pup” voting contest which took place between Dec. 2 and Dec. 11 and the winning name is…Luna! Continue Reading>  

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Good Morning America, Shedd Aquarium team up to name sea otter Pup 681

pup 681Shedd Aquarium’s rescued southern sea otter pup (Enhydra lutris nereis) – currently known as Pup 681 – has been swimming past significant milestones over the last few weeks and is growing quickly. Already double in size and weighing in at a little over 10 pounds, Pup 681 is now ready for a name. Shedd is partnering with ABC’s Good Morning America to name the female sea otter pup through the “Name the Sea Otter Pup” voting contest. Continue reading>

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Shedd, Monterey Bay partner to offer second chance for rescued sea otter pup

Sea Otter pupA recognized leader in animal care and conservation, Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium announced today that it has welcomed a five-week-old orphaned southern sea otter pup from the United States Fish and Wildlife Service  as part of a collaborative partnership with Monterey Bay Aquarium – a leading authority for the rescue and conservation of the threatened species. Continue reading>

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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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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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Shedd Aquarium and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service study migration patterns of Lake Erie sturgeon

SturgeonShedd Aquarium and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, with assistance from the New York Department of Environmental Conservation, will study the movements, habitats and health of Lake Sturgeon. Continue reading>

Shedd Aquarium takes students behind the scenes with new digital learning program

Live from Behind the ScenesShedd Aquarium, a national leader and industry resource for science education and immersive learning, connects curious minds of students in classrooms across the country with aquarium animals and experts through a new digital learning program. Continue reading>

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