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  • Rare Black Sea Nettles

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    The black sea nettles are not only new to Shedd’s Jellies special exhibit; they are also new to science. Chrysaora achlyos was only described and named in 1997, although they were known from photographs taken in 1926.

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  • Jazzin' Instrumentals: Fiddler Rays

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    There’s no better place than the sunken ray pool in Wild Reef to see how the fiddler ray got its common name.

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  • Jazzin' Instrumentals: The Drums

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    You’d be hard pressed to find a bigger percussion section than the drums, or the Sciaenidae family, which includes 275 species of freshwater and marine fishes found in temperate and tropical waters throughout the world. 

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  • New item on the menu at this year's Taste of Chicago

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    Turkey legs are off the menu at the Taste of Chicago this year, but early guests found a new, local option: Asian carp sliders prepared by Shedd Aquarium’s longtime Right Bite partner, Dirk’s Fish and Gourmet Shop.

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  • July Fish of the Month: US-farmed Crawfish

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    Your seafood choices can have a big impact on the health of our oceans and lakes—so make sure they’re positive ones! Every month, Shedd’s Right Bite team highlights a sustainable seafood item as our Fish of the Month. July’s pick is US-farmed crawfish.

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