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April 20, 2014

Small Steps for Sustainability

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The thing that immediately comes to mind from Animal Health is our recent pill bottle re-use program. Susan Barton, the Director of Facilities Maintenance created this handy ‘pill bottle’ (complete with prescription label). The bottle can be found in the hallway between the hospital and the labs. Donors can provide empty bottles that we can re-use to dispense prescriptions to our patients. So far, it’s been working great! We’ve been collecting donations from staff and volunteers alike for a few months now and the numbers are growing!
–Dr. Bill Vann Bon, Vice President of Animal Care

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April 15, 2014

Our members have voted—and the chick is Ruggles!

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Does she look like a Ruggles? That was the overwhelming opinion of Shedd members, who were invited to vote on a name for the female rockhopper penguin chick.

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April 11, 2014

Swimming with sea serpents

 

More accurately, paddling with oarfish! Participants on a recent Shedd Adventures expedition had the unexpected and rare treat to witness live “sea monsters” in the shallow waters of Baja California. The YouTube video of the surprise encounter, above, had more than 2 million views at last count.

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April 08, 2014

A great start to Great Lakes Action Days!

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Who said April in Chicago is too early to clean the beach?! Last Friday, a few of Shedd’s own GLADiators took to the turbulent shore of Openlands Lakeshore Preserve for our first official Great Lakes Action Day of the season.

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April 02, 2014

April Fish of the Month: Lake Whitefish

 
Shedd Aquarium’s Right Bite program works with restaurants and grocery stores to educate seafood lovers on the importance of choosing seafood that was caught or farmed using environmentally friendly practices. This month we're highlighting the Right Bite "good alternative" lake whitefish.

Today’s recipe is lake whitefish "en papillote" with lemon and fresh herbs

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March 24, 2014

Penguin chick is in the pink

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The results are in—from a DNA test, that is: The rockhopper chick that hatched last June is a girl!

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March 22, 2014

Celebrate World Water Day with Shedd!

World_Water_DayWater is essential for all life. Your very existence depends on clean water and so does that of every other plant, animal and microbe on the planet. World Water Day is a great chance to celebrate all that water offers life on Planet Earth, human and non-human.

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March 06, 2014

Cooking Up Sustainable Seafood

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The best way we can help improve the health of the ocean is by promoting sustainable seafood. For many of us, that means making smart seafood choices in the grocery store. On Saturday, two young cooks from Shedd’s Right Bite partner, Kendall College, cooked up a sustainably harvested rainbow trout dish and shared the incredible flavors with Shedd’s guests.

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March 03, 2014

World Wildlife Day

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Organizations like Shedd Aquarium are pivotal when it comes to inspiring guests to care for animals and habitats in every corner of the Earth. In a letter from industry leaders, including Shedd's own President/CEO Ted Beattie, find out more about why we care so much about our work and the impact it has globally:

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February 28, 2014

March Fish of the Month: Farmed Clams



Shedd Aquarium’s Right Bite program works with restaurants and grocery stores to educate seafood lovers on the importance of choosing seafood that was caught or farmed using environmentally friendly practices. This month we're highlighting the Right Bite "green-listed" farmed clams.

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