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Shark Week Shedd-ule of events at Shedd Aquarium

Zebra SharkJoin Shedd as we celebrate the return of Discovery Channel’s Shark Week from Sunday, June 26 to Sunday, July 3. Continue reading>  

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Shedd Microbiome Project adds post-doctoral associate Dr. Christian Edwardson

Dr. Christian Edwardson head shotShedd Aquarium, a pioneering researcher of aquarium microbial communities, announces the addition of Post-Doctoral Associate Dr. Christian Edwardson to the Shedd Aquarium Microbiome Project. Continue reading>

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Largest building battery in Illinois to service Chicago utility grid

batteryShedd Aquarium continues to lead the way in energy efficiency with the installation of a one-megawatt lithium ion battery – the largest building battery installation in the state of Illinois and the first of its kind to be installed at a zoo or aquarium in the nation. Continue Reading>

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Summer Shedd-ule of Events

stingrayDive into summer fun at Shedd Aquarium! Shedd’s popular Stingray Touch exhibit will reopen after the long winter, offering a chance to interact with stingray or sign up for one of Shedd’s Great Lakes Action Days. There are plenty of ways to enjoy summer at Shedd! Continue Reading>

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Shedd’s Pacific white-sided dolphin calf is a…boy!

dolphin calfShedd Aquarium revealed today that its two-week-old Pacific white-sided dolphin calf is a male. Born April 18 at 9:14 a.m., the calf has surpassed several critical milestones in its development, including taking his first breath, bonding with mom, nursing and learning to slipstream. Continue Reading>

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Watch Shedd's cane toad chow down on Save the Frogs Day

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Get up-close and personal with a cane toad during meal time for Save the Frogs Day 2015 and learn how you can help amphibians. Continue reading> 

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“Waddle It Be?” Meet Diego, Shedd Aquarium’s rockhopper penguin chick

Meet DiegoShedd Aquarium, in collaboration with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, officially announced the name of its male rockhopper penguin known as Chick 23. Votes from Lurie Children’s patients, families, volunteers and staff were tallied from the #WaddleItBe voting contest and the winning name is…Diego! Continue Reading>

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Pacific white-sided dolphin calf born at Shedd Aquarium

PWD calfShedd Aquarium welcomed a Pacific white-sided dolphin calf to the aquarium family on April 18 at 9:14 a.m. Although the team remains cautiously optimistic during this time, both calf and mom appear healthy. Continue Reading>

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Waddle It Be?” Shedd Aquarium teams up with Lurie Children’s Hospital to name rockhopper penguin chick

Penguin chick 23In continued community collaboration with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Shedd Aquarium is thrilled to announce that members of Lurie Children's community will exclusively choose the new name for rockhopper penguin chick #23. Continue Reading>

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Shedd penguins start nest building as mating season begins

A penguin building a nestAs Shedd's penguins prepare to pair up for mating season, sticks and rocks necessary for nest building have been introduced in the habitat where they will be carefully collected and arranged by the birds. Continue reading> 

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Spring Shedd-ule of Events

Spring Shedd-uleSay goodbye to the winter blues and spring into action with Shedd Aquarium’s fin-tastic programming! Don’t miss out on the opportunity to play hide-and-seek in the Amphibians or dive deeper into the world of fascinating aquatic species with Spring Break Camp and an incredible trip to the San Juan Islands in the Pacific Northwest. Continue Reading>

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Meet Ellie, Shedd Aquarium's rescued sea otter pup!

EllieShedd Aquarium officially announced the name of its female sea otter pup known as Pup 71. Over 1,500 votes from Shedd members were tallied from the voting contest and the winning name is... Ellie! Continue Reading>

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Shedd Aquarium teams up with Channel Islands Marine & Wildlife Institute to care for stranded Southern California sea lions

stranded sea lion pupDue to warmer than normal ocean temperatures and the impact of El Nino conditions, 2016 is forecasted to be an extremely challenging year for marine mammals across the coast of California. CIMWI and Shedd Aquarium are working together to provide aid to the rising number of sea lion pup strandings in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties in Southern California. Continue Reading>

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PUPdate: Shedd's newest sea otter rescue Pup 719 making herself right at home

Sea otter pup 719Shedd Aquarium’s newest rescued southern sea otter, Pup 719, is getting along “swimmingly” as she receives around-the-clock care in the Regenstein Sea Otter Nursery. Continue reading>

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Shedd Aquarium announces 2016 Shedd Adventures trips

RV Coral ReefAnnouncing the line-up for the 2016 Shedd Adventures travel program. Custom-designed programs for travelers with a passion for wildlife, join Shedd on upcoming trips researching iguanas in the Bahamas, kayaking in the San Juan Islands and swimming alongside whale sharks in Mexico. Continue Reading>

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Sea otter pup rescued from storms by Monterey Bay Aquarium finds permanent home at Shedd

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Shedd Aquarium announced February 16 that it has welcomed a 10 -week-old orphaned southern sea otter pup to the aquarium as part of a collaborative partnership with Monterey Bay Aquarium. Continue reading>

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Shedd Aquarium shows pun-ny love for Great Lakes Species

Great Lakes ValentineShedd Aquarium is showing some Valentine’s Day love this year to the essential fish and animal species that make up the Great Lakes with some carp-y, downloadable Valentines. While they might sometimes look a little Erie, we wish these fish a Superior day for maintaining balance in our lake ecosystems and allowing us to live and thrive. Continue Reading>

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"Feel the Love" at Shedd Aquarium

Feel the LoveShedd Aquarium is celebrating love this Valentine's Day and inviting guests to "Feel the Love." Take advantage of all Shedd has to offer and find animals throughout the building that, in name or behavior, are as sweet as a box of chocolate! Continue Reading>

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 Shedd Aquarium expecting birth of Pacific white-sided dolphin calf late spring

KatrlShedd Aquarium announced today that one of its Pacific white-sided dolphins is expecting a calf this spring. This is the first pregnancy for Shedd’s 28-year-old female dolphin, Katrl. Currently in her third trimester, Shedd’s veterinary and animal care staff report that the mother is healthy and her pregnancy is progressing normally with an estimated delivery date in late spring. Continue Reading>

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Shedd Aquarium Trustees Elect Bridget C. Coughlin, PhD as President & CEO

Chicago’s most visited cultural attraction and a national leader in animal care, conservation education, and marine research, proudly announced today that its Board of Trustees has elected Bridget C. Coughlin, PhD, as the organization’s new President & CEO. Continue reading>

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