Our experts share some of the amazing adaptations of dolphins, beluga whales, sea lions and penguins 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.
Go Below the Surface – Underwater Viewing
Delve into the deep blue and get a below-the-surface look at the beluga whales and Pacific white-sided dolphins in our underwater viewing area. On lower level 2, see these fascinating marine mammals from a new perspective to inspire an even closer connection to the wonderous underwater world.
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 young Atlas.
Meet the Sea Otters
For someone without a trained eye, sea otters look an awful lot alike. To help you figure out who is whom, here are each otter’s key characteris...