• Sustainability at Shedd: Water, Energy and Waste

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    In recent years, though, sustainability has become a core Shedd value. We’re always looking for ways to limit our impact while ensuring clean, healthy habitats for animals. In 2012, Shedd’s Sustainability Steering Committee went even further, committing to an unprecedented plan to reduce by half—or more—Shedd’s footprint for water, energy and waste.

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  • Winter Wonders: 5 Shedd Species at Home in the Cold

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    While only a hardy few among Chicagoans take a dip in the lake when temperatures plunge, some Shedd residents were made for winter. Whether they stay active or hibernate, these diverse species have cold-weather adaptations that allow them to survive and thrive in frigid temperatures.

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  • Aquarium FAQ: Do Fishes Sleep?

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    One aspect of fish behavior that mystifies people is, do fishes sleep, and if so, how can you tell? The simple answer is, yes, most fishes sleep, as evidenced by their behavior. While their version of shut-eye differs from ours—to begin with, most fishes do not have eyelids—the majority of them do have regular periods of reduced activity and lowered metabolism 

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  • Shedd’s Pride: The Sea Lions

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    On an Abbott Oceanarium visit, you might see California sea lions Laguna, Cruz and Ty zooming around Grainger Sea Lion Cove or, as above, piled up for a nap. Other times Biff, who rounds out our quartet of rescued sea lions, has the pool. 

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  • Take a Date to Shedd

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    Looking for the perfect place to make a splash on your next romantic outing? Dive into an unforgettable date at Shedd Aquarium!

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