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  • Happy 15th Birthday, Kayavak!

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    Lisa Takaki, senior director of marine mammals, vividly remembers Kayavak’s birth early on the morning of Aug. 3, 1999. “I can't believe she’s 15! Where does the time go?” the marine mammal trainer marvels.

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  • Tweens Investigate the Indiana Dunes

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    Shedd's Summer Road Trip campers ventured to the Indiana Dunes to put their knowledge to test; assessing the area's biodiversity by surveying its plant and animal populations in streams and wetlands.

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  • Being Green and Helping Clean-up the Beach

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    What’s a day-in-the-life of a Shedd intern look like? Well, that depends on your specialty. Whether analyzing water quality in the lab, or preparing food for the belugas or cownose rays, all of Shedd’s work is rooted in sustainable practices. Last Wednesday, Shedd’s interns learned about Shedd's efforts to be green and helped our partner, United Airlines, cleanup the beach.

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  • Join us for BLU this Saturday!

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    I’ve always loved aquariums, and by joining the Shedd Aquarium Auxiliary Board, I’ve had the amazing opportunity to work alongside a passionate group of employees, volunteers and fellow Aux Board members in supporting Shedd’s mission of education, conservation and sustainability.

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  • Happy Birthday, Mr. Shedd!

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    One hundred and sixty four years ago on Sunday, John Graves Shedd was born in a humble frame farmhouse in Alstead, New Hampshire. We’ve got cause for celebration!

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