• Ellie: Look at Her Now!

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    Rescued sea otter pup Ellie, who found a permanent home at Shedd Aquarium in January, is one of the gang now. She’s still the smallest and darkest sea otter, but that’s changing rapidly.

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  • Why Do We Need Sea Otter Awareness Week?

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    Shedd Aquarium is a proud participant in Sea Otter Awareness Week, now in its 14th year. It gives us a chance to highlight the stories of our five engaging sea otters and the changing conservation challenges facing their counterparts in the wild.

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  • Dolphins Need Our Help: Join Us

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    For more than two decades, Shedd Aquarium has had the privilege of caring for Pacific white-sided dolphins—sleek, athletic deep-water animals that are distinctively dark gray with a white belly made visible by their breathtaking aerial acrobatics skills.

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  • Great Lakes Action Day at Somme Woods

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     On a recent Friday, Ford Motor Company employees joined Shedd Aquarium staff members for a Great Lakes Action Day full of lopping, sawing, seed collecting and seed spreading. Guided by Karen Glennemeier, a Shedd conservation ecologist who specializes in amphibians, Ford volunteers helped clear sugar maple trees that were preventing important other native species from prospering. 

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  • A Day at Shedd: Exploring the Aquarium as a Guest

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    Cami Fannin is one of Shedd’s summer interns. In the second of her three-part blog series, “A Day at Shedd,” she explores the aquarium as a guest to learn about many of the 32,000 animals that live here. 

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