Welcome to #SheddTalksMinis! Where we take you behind the scenes, behind the care and connect you to the science and animals of the aquatic world. This monthly series will always bring you something new and fascinating — from conversations with ocean scientists to learning how you can keep our world clean and sustainable and up-close looks at the animals at Shedd. Dive into the wonders of the aquatic world with us during the live premiere of a new #SheddTalksMinis every month. Catch up on what you missed right here!
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SheddTalks Minis: A Wellness Check for Wellington
Join Wellington for his annual exam with our veterinarian team. Watch him get a clean bill of health during this check up — even at the geriatric age of 33! Routine exams like this are quick, gentle and important to monitor the health of animals in our care. An animal care team member that works with the specific animal is always present to ensure they are comfortable. Finally, watch Wellington return to his habitat, cleared for future field trips!
SheddTalks Minis: Animal Bonds
the unique and incredible connections between animals in our aquatic
world — from symbiotic bonds, to family group dynamics to, fish that mate for life and more.
SheddTalks Minis: A Conversation with an Arctic Ocean Explorer
This month, we were joined by Arctic Ocean scientist Frances Crable to talk about what she does. Frances’ research focuses on Arctic ocean nutrient cycles and effects of climate change. While she now focuses on research that takes her to the Northwest Passage, she got her start in warmer waters in our Shedd Teen Programs, which took her to the Apostle Islands and The Bahamas.
SheddTalks Minis: Magellanic Penguin Chicks
Welcome to a behind-the-scenes look at the new Magellanic penguin chicks, as well as a look at last year's four chicks. (Filmed during our fundraising event, Shedd's Day of Giving) These fuzzy penguins are adorable, but they also represent an important addition to the shared Species Survival Plan Shedd is a part of.
SheddTalks Minis: A Training Session with Nickel the Sea Turtle
Spend time with Nickel the green sea turtle in Caribbean Reef! Get a behind-the-scenes look at care and training for this incredible animal ambassador and learn about her rescue story.
SheddTalks Minis: Behind-The-Scenes Shark Training and Feeding
In honor of Shark Week, we have the opportunity to experience feeding and training with the zebra sharks that call Wild Reef home. They are part of a key breeding initiative to help bolster the population of this endangered species.
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