• Join us for BLU this Saturday!

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    I’ve always loved aquariums, and by joining the Shedd Aquarium Auxiliary Board, I’ve had the amazing opportunity to work alongside a passionate group of employees, volunteers and fellow Aux Board members in supporting Shedd’s mission of education, conservation and sustainability.

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  • Happy Birthday, Mr. Shedd!

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    One hundred and sixty four years ago on Sunday, John Graves Shedd was born in a humble frame farmhouse in Alstead, New Hampshire. We’ve got cause for celebration!

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  • Beluga Birthday: Bella Is 8!

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    It’s official: On Bella’s eighth birthday, Maris Muzzy, senior trainer and cetacean manager, says that the beluga is “truly an adult whale now, not the lanky young adult she was last year.”

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  • GLADiators Explore the Lakeshore at Openlands

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    About 30 teens from a group called, Encampment for Citizenship—based out of California, but pulling teens from all over the country—got to meet Lake Michigan and a few Great Lakes fishes up close at Openlands Lakeshore Preserve last Friday.

     

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  • Iguanas Changed My Life

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    It hardly seems like 20 years ago this month since a fresh-faced aquarist named Chuck Knapp started studying iguanas in the Bahamas. Long-time Shedd members have followed his exploits—and many have been a part of them on our iguana research expeditions.

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