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Fossils at Your Feet

Fossils of small reef invertebrates dot the polished limestone floors of Shedd’s foyer and rotunda. Limestone is a sedimentary rock made of calcium carbonate, much of which came from the bodies of prehistoric marine invertebrates such as corals, brachiopods and shelled cephalopods, both the extinct straight ones and the coiled nautiluses that continue virtually unchanged today. Limestone also contains many whole fossil shells and fossil molds of these animals.

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An Inside Look at Shedd

As you watch the sea otters play in the Abbott Oceanarium, how can you tell Yaku from Ellie? What's it like to drop everything and rush to Canada to help rescue a stranded beluga whale? Discover yourself with Shedd's stories and updates, sharing everything from new arrivals to animal rescues across the globe!