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8 posts from April 2013

April 30, 2013

May Fish of the Month: U.S. Pacific Halibut

Your seafood choices can have a big impact on the health of our oceans and lakes – so make sure they’re positive ones! Every month, Shedd’s Right Bite team highlights a sustainable seafood option that’s good for you and our planet. The Fish of the Month for May is Pacific halibut, which is on Shedd’s “best choice list” for sustainability.

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April 27, 2013

Save the Frogs Day

We’re working at it. Shedd is home to a variety of threatened and endangered mantella frogs, all native to small—and ever-shrinking—ranges in Madagascar.

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April 24, 2013

Shedd volunteers are long on service—and talent!

When was the last time you spent 9,000 hours doing something you love? Two of Shedd’s volunteers, Bob Lippold and Lori Wheeles, have given that much service to the aquarium, which divides out to 1,125 eight-hour days, and many, many more four-hour weekly volunteer days.

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April 21, 2013

Monday is Earth Day!

Earth Day, April 22, is a special time for environmental celebration. But what we do every day makes the real difference in the health of our planet, including our waters. Here are several ways in which Shedd celebrates the living world every day. Join us in contributing to a healthier environment!

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April 18, 2013

This Remote Is for Hands-on Science

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We are in the middle of National Environmental Education Week. Nature is the best classroom, but sometimes you need a little technological help to dive deeper.

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April 15, 2013

Under Pressure Today? Consider the Nautilus

Chambered Nautilus_blogIt’s April 15, your tax returns must be postmarked by midnight, and maybe you’re feeling some pressure. But it’s nothing compared to what the deep-diving chambered nautilus has experienced for 500 million years.

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April 08, 2013

April Fish of the Month: U.S. Pacific Cod

Choosing to eat sustainably can have a positive impact on the health of our oceans and lakes, which is why  Shedd’s Right Bite team highlights a sustainable seafood option every month. April’s Fish of the Month is U.S. Pacific cod.

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April 04, 2013

Blind Seadragon Gets a Helping Hand

Blind Leafy Seadragon Feeding_blog
When the Fishes department moved a leafy seadragon into the 4,700-gallon kelp forest habitat on the Abbott Oceanarium’s Coastal Walkway habitat, the aquarists watched closely to make sure that the more animated weedy seadragons didn’t slurp up all the live mysid shrimp before the leafy got his share. “That’s when we noticed that the leafy wasn’t eating on his own,” aquarist Erika Moss says.

What to do? Hand-feed the seadragon, of course.

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