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.
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.
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!
It’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.
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.
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.