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  • Sea Otter Who’s Who

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    For someone without a trainer’s eye, Shedd Aquarium’s five sea otters look an awful lot alike. And they seldom stay still long enough for you to try to discern differences. To help you figure out who is whom, here are each otter’s key characteristics, or field marks, as wildlife biologists say.

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  • Meet the New Kids on the Block: American Alligators

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    The wetlands of the southeastern United States almost overflow with diversity. Each river, sometimes each tributary, has its endemic catfish, map turtle and mussel species—and more. But one animal is the keystone holding all the exuberant variety together: the American alligator.

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