• A Perfect Visit for Adults

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    Shedd Aquarium is a wonderful place to go with chums or by yourself for a much-needed self-care day. Whether you need to escape the office, your apartment, or the weather, swim on over for fun and exciting experiences.

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  • Iguana Saga: A Conservation Quest in the Bahamas

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    We’ve been trekking over jagged rock and mangrove roots in the sweltering Bahamian heat for more than an hour. It’s almost noon, and like the sun, the temperature is hitting its peak. The unforgiving terrain has already claimed one of our nets and a shoe from a member of the group. Some of us have stopped to survey the area before moving on over jagged, ankle-twisting holes hidden by brush and fallen leaves. 

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  • Unbelievable parrotfishes live here

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    If you’ve ever enjoyed digging your toes into the fine white sand of a tropical beach, you have parrotfishes to thank.

    These relatives of wrasses use their unique beaklike fused teeth—from which they get their common name—to scrape algae from corals. At the same time, parrotfishes also munch and crunch bits of stony coral skeleton. An additional set of molarlike teeth in their throats pulverizes the coral and the nutrients are digested. 

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  • A New Aquarium Conservation Partnership

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    Every year, 8.8 million tons of plastic pollution enter our oceans. This tide of trash is overwhelming the animals that call aquatic habitats home, with dire results for species such as seabirds, sea otters and sea turtles.

    The solution is in our hands. By making better choices about the plastics we use, we can all ensure that our future oceans have more fish than plastic.

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  • Shedd Experts Help Rescue Stranded Canadian Beluga

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    On Thursday, June 15, members of Shedd’s Animal Response Team brought their expertise in working with beluga whales to a daring binational rescue and relocation of a beluga whale that had apparently strayed from his herd and home waters in the St. Lawrence River in Québec.

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