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Before his visit to Shedd Aquarium, marine biologist Matt Finn, Ph.D., hadn’t seen sea turtle Nickel for nearly 20 years. Even then, long ago, their time together had been brief, an afternoon on a boat near Florida’s Buttonwood Bay. That chance encounter had an outsized impact, however. It saved one life and influenced millions of others, letting Shedd guests come face to face with a spectacular sea turtle—and a symbol for animal rescue efforts.