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  • Meet Shelley Halach, “Animal Nurse”

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    Last week you met Shelley Halach during an optical training session with sea lion Ty. As Shedd’s hospital operations manager and a certified veterinary technician, Shelley is at the hub of animal health activities, from the everyday to the extraordinary.

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  • Shedd TLC for Another Sea Lion Pup

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    Meet Laguna, Shedd’s newest sea lion—and most recent rescue. The year-old male pup is one of nearly 1,500 starving young sea lions that have stranded on Southern California beaches this year.

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  • A Weighty Anniversary for Nickel

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    On Nickel’s first day in the 90,000-gallon Caribbean Reef habitat on July 22, 2003, she swam among the fishes, ate a hearty meal, found a cozy place to nap between two elkhorn corals and, during presentations, negotiated the diver’s air line with ease.

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  • Happy birthday, Mr. Shedd!

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    John G. Shedd, the department store magnate who donated $3 million to build the world’s finest aquarium in his adopted city of Chicago, was born in a frame farmhouse in Alstead, New Hampshire, on July 20, 1850.

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  • Eye Exams Focus of Training

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    Trainer Susan Allen cues Ty to haul his mighty bulk out of his pool and across the sparkling white deck of the sea lion reserve area to where Shelley Halach, Shedd’s hospital operations manager and a certified veterinary technician, waits.

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