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  • The Gaping Maw

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    Okay, that tunnel of a gullet on the front end of a paddlefish is designed to engulf zooplankton. Eensy-teensy animals. Not poodles or people. Still, it’s an impressive sight coming at you, especially if you’re facing a 5-foot individual.

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  • Helpful Tips for Keeping Pets Safe this Halloween

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    Halloween is a day full of scares, especially for our furry friends at home. When the doorbell rings and “trick or treat” screams start on Oct. 31, pets at home may have quite the fright.

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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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