• Going Big for the Great Lakes

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    A steady drizzle and deep gray skies were no obstacle to our 150 volunteers who participated in Shedd’s Great Lakes Action Day (GLAD) at 12th Street Beach last Wednesday. Eager to lend a hand for the lakes, volunteers from PNC Bank, Chapman & Cutler and Latin High School rallied behind this major cleanup. 

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  • Turtles in Our Midst

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    A dark, heavy creature with glaring eyes, steel-trap jaws, algae-covered back and long armored tail sits like a rock on the river’s muddy bottom, waiting.

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  • Creepiest Creatures at Shedd A-scare-ium

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    In the spirit of Halloween, Shedd Aquarium has a scary story for you that is all too real: You’re going about your day, living your life, when out of the corner of your eye, you see something unfamiliar. You’re uneasy. You’ve never seen this creature before. You tentatively step toward it when you realize- it’s not alone. A shiver turns your blood cold as you try and count their ever-multiplying numbers. Before you know it, you’re surrounded and there’s no escape from…Invasive Species!

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  • 5 Reasons Why I’m Excited to Attend Chicago’s Table

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    As a self-described foodie and seafood lover, events like Chicago’s Table are what keep me going as the weather turns cold and gray. It’s hard to beat the buzz of fellow food aficionados grazing on small plates of the latest culinary creations and discovering new flavor combinations together. 

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  • Shedd’s Seafood Aficionados

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    Each day, the marine mammals trainers serve approximately 750 pounds of restaurant-quality seafood to the animals in the Abbott Oceanarium.  The majority of this food is capelin and herring—two types of fish that are not especially popular with people, but they hit the spot with our marine mammals!

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