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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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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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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Shedd has added a fourth pooch to its canine lineup. Welcome Marlin, a handsome chocolate Lab mix (with maybe a little boxer, perhaps a touch of Great Dane)!
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Throughout my career as an aquatic animal veterinarian, I’ve had the great fortune to work with many beluga whales. One of my early mentors preferred calling them “white whales” because they are the only all-white whale species. These white whales are unique in the whale world for other reasons too. And I believe this is part of why they are so fascinating to get to know.
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Lise Watson, collection manager of Wild Reef, regularly dives with the sharks—fishes she knows expertly. Erica Hornbrook, collection manager of Amazon Rising, is widely respected for her knowledge of freshwater rays. Lisa Takaki is senior director of marine mammals, a job that involves training not just the belugas and dolphins, but also Shedd’s octopuses, turtles and monkeys.
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He was poolside to welcome belugas Bella and Miki into the world. He was the admitting doctor for a sea lion pup blinded by gunshot. And one of his best memories is of successfully removing a life-threatening tumor from a sea otter.
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Dungeness crab is on Right Bite's "best choice" list for sustainable seafood because it's abundant, well-managed and caught in environmentally-friendly ways. The Oregon fishery for Dungeness crab is also certified sustainable by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), the world's elading eco-label for seafood. Be sure to look for this logo when you visit your local seafood counter.
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Sedges have edges, rushes are round…
Whether you’re familiar with this simple rhyme about plant identification, or you live in the Great Lakes basin, wetlands are a big part of your life.
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Saving coral isn’t just about coral. Corals provide food and shelter for thousands of fish and invertebrate species in the Caribbean alone. As a leader in conservation and research, Shedd Aquarium is determined to help restore these crucial populations.
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