• International Save the Vaquita Day

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    On Saturday, July 9, Shedd will take part in International Save the Vaquita Day. You might never have heard of the vaquita, and you’ll probably never see one, either in an aquarium or in the wild. But here's why you should care about this rare diminutive porpoise and how you can help save it.

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  • Catch Up with Katrl’s Calf – and Help Name Him!

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    Our Pacific white-sided dolphin calf passes milestones with each new experience. With all these dolphins to learn from, the calf is quickly picking up on behaviors. He practices leaps, tail waves and fin slaps. He’s also working on social communication skills such as body posturing, chasing and play, and vocalizations.

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  • A Paddlefish By Any Other Name Is Still Not A Shark

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    Despite reports going back to the 19th century, there are no sharks in Lake Michigan. But there is a connection between my favorite fishes—Midwest natives and especially Great Lakes species—and Shark Week. 

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  • Pupdate: Ellie Meets Otter Playmates!

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    In the last month, Ellie has met two other Shedd sea otters. Soon after her arrival, she began vocalizing back and forth with the older otters in neighboring pools, and even got nose to nose with one on the other side of the window of her nursery area.

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  • Annual Gala Immerses Guests in Wonders of “Dark Waters,” Raises $1.9 Million for Programs

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    Shedd Aquarium’s annual board of trustees’ gala, held on June 11 and themed “Dark Waters,” celebrated the mystery and beauty of aquatic creatures of the dark and the deep.

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