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  • New Sea Otter Pup Gets Around-the-Clock Care

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    In Shedd’s sea otter nursery, animal care experts are working around the clock in two 12-hour shifts to attend to the needs of Shedd’s latest addition, a southern sea otter pup. 

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  • Teacher Feature: Underwater Robotics

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    When Stephanie Hoerner was a first-year teacher, she wanted a unique way to engage her eighth-grade students. Shedd’s Underwater Robotics professional development program provides her students with an interactive learning experience.

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  • Penguin Awareness Day

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    It’s Penguin Awareness Day, and here’s someone who’s all dressed up and ready to celebrate.

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  • Winter Adaptations: Invasive Species

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    Native Great Lakes plants and animals have adaptations for toughing out long, harsh winters, but what about the region’s newer arrivals? Just like people who move to Chicago from different climates, some non-native species can thrive in the cold, while others struggle—not always successfully—to adjust.

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  • Winter in the Great Lakes: North American River Otter

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    River otters take on winter the old-fashioned way—with a thick coat and gritty determination. 

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