Our experts share some of the amazing adaptations of dolphins during our Animal Spotlights.
Beluga whales chirp and call across Secluded Bay—hear why they're called "the canaries of the sea."
Discover the diverse life in the Pacific Northwest, from colorful urchins to remarkable sea stars.
Discover a magnificent ecosystem
The Abbott Oceanarium immerses you in the vibrant coastal ecosystem of the Pacific Northwest. As you stroll along the coast, encounter beluga whales, Pacific white-sided dolphins, sea lions and sea otters. You'll also find colorful fishes and invertebrates that make their home where freshwater flows into the ocean, or where tides turn seascapes to landscapes and back again each day.
Meet the Dolphins
Who's who in the dolphin pod at Shedd? Meet all five and learn how to recognize them by size, markings, or signature behaviors.
Meet the Belugas
Who's who in the beluga pod at Shedd? Meet them all, from 2,100-pound male Aurek to Annik, the newest calf!
Sea Otter Who‘s Who
For someone without a trainer’s eye, sea otters look an awful lot alike. To help you figure out who is whom, here are each otter’s key character...