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  • Dolphin Katrl Expecting First Calf

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    Shedd Aquarium is abuzz with the news that Pacific white-sided dolphin Katrl (kuh-TREHL) is expecting her first calf in late spring. 

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  • Ted’s Top 10: A Short History of an InSheddible Career

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    Soon Ted A. Beattie will hang up his president and CEO hat, shoulder his beloved golf clubs and retire after 22 years as only the third person at the helm in Shedd Aquarium’s 86-year history.

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  • All in a Day’s Work: Penguin Rescue Halfway around the World

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    SANCCOB, a seabird rescue center north of Cape Town, has taken in nearly 300 abandoned or orphaned African penguin chicks, and, for the third consecutive year, Shedd has sent reinforcements from the Marine Mammals department to help with the daily tasks of feeding, medicating and cleaning the young birds.

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  • Drawing a Bead on Microbeads

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    You may have heard that President Obama recently signed the Microbead-Free Waters Act into law. Clean-water advocates across the nation rejoiced: Beginning in July 2017, plastic microbeads will no longer be manufactured in the United States. By July 2019, stores will no longer be allowed to sell them.

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  • One-of-a-Kind Otter: Remembering Cayucos

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    Cayucos was Shedd’s first southern sea otter, joining the aquarium’s group of sea otters from Alaskan waters. As a representative of the endangered California subspecies, she offered Shedd’s sea otter experts valuable insights into the biology and social behavior of southern sea otters, helping to inform conservation efforts for the wild population.

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