• “Ice Mudpuppying” on Wolf Lake

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    This past month, I led a team of researchers onto Wolf Lake—a former estuary complex of Lake Michigan that’s located near the Illinois and Indiana state line—where we walked out on 9 inches created by an early winter freeze. 

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  • What I learned from HSLE

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    Last year I participated in Shedd’s High School Lake Ecology (HSLE), a teen program that gave me the chance explore the unique ecosystems of the Apostle Islands. 

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  • Farewell to Tique, Shedd’s “spitfire” dolphin

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    The Shedd Aquarium family is deeply grieved by the loss of Tique (TEE-kay), one of the original Pacific white-sided dolphins here when the Oceanarium opened in 1991.

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  • Plan a winter getaway

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    The weather may be frigid, but you can dream of warmer days with a getaway to Shedd! Visit this winter to stroll through a steamy rainforest or splash into a coral reef in the Philippines.

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  • Rehab Gets Penguins Marching Again

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    If it’s December or January, chances are good that several Shedd animal care specialists are in South Africa helping to rehabilitate abandoned African penguin chicks that temporarily call a Cape Town rescue center home.

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