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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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  • 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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  • Babies on Board

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    Mimic poison dart frogs are the epitome of the model nuclear family. The male and female pair in a lifelong monogamous relationship, and both parents share extended tadpole-rearing responsibilities in a quiet subdivision away from the perils of the Peruvian rainforest floor. All that’s missing is the station wagon. Instead, Dad carts the kids around on his back.

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  • Happy 7th Birthday, Miki!

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    The first weeks of a beluga calf’s life are marked by a series of milestones: swimming to the surface for its first breath; bonding with its mother; learning to slipstream alongside her; figuring out how to nurse; gaining weight and thriving. The mark of success is a first birthday celebration. 

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