86 posts categorized "Sustainable seafood"

October 04, 2013

“Super Powers” Alone Can’t Save Octopus

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What has nine brains and three hearts? The giant Pacific octopus, the largest species of octopus in the world! That’s right, these eight-legged hermitlike creatures may prefer creepy crevices and shadowy shoals along the Pacific coast from Southern California to Alaska, but they’re highly evolved and intelligent cephalopods. Cephalopod literally means “head-foot,” an appropriate name for a creature whose body consists of a soft, billowy head surrounded by eight curling arms.

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October 01, 2013

National (Sustainable) Seafood Month

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October is an exciting time for Shedd Aquarium’s Right Bite team because the entire month is dedicated to our favorite topic: sustainable seafood! National (Sustainable) Seafood Month is a time to celebrate our many wonderful and sustainably sourced seafood choices as well as to talk about the current issues surrounding seafood and fisheries.

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September 09, 2013

September Fish of the Month: U.S. Wild-Caught Striped Bass



September’s Fish of the Month is striped bass—one of the fishes on Shedd’s “best choice list” for sustainability. This recipe for striped bass with roasted tomatoes and olive tapenade will wow your guests and bring bright piquant flavors to your table!

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August 05, 2013

Happy National Oyster Day!

Join the celebration of a small but delectable mollusk that has been enjoyed by people around the world for centuries.

A Brief History
Archaeological records suggest that humans have been eating oysters since the beginning of mankind, and the actual farming and harvest of oysters can be traced to Roman times! In fact, oysters were so popular amongst the Romans that they had them imported from all over the Mediterranean and European coasts.   

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August 01, 2013

August Fish of the Month: Arctic Char

 

Our Right Bite team chose farmed arctic char as August’s Fish of the Month because it’s on Shedd’s “best choice list” for sustainability. The recipe for grilled arctic char with eggplant and tomato salad uses a medley of summer’s best vegetables while keeping it simple. We think you’ll like it!

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July 03, 2013

July Fish of the Month: Albacore Tuna

 

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 both you and our planet. The Fish of the Month for July is albacore tuna caught by troll or pole-and-line, which is on Shedd’s “best choice list” for sustainability.

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June 04, 2013

June Fish of the Month: U.S. Atlantic mahi mahi



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 both you and our planet. The Fish of the Month for June is U.S. Atlantic mahi mahi caught by troll or pole-and-line.

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May 17, 2013

Endangered Species Have Their Day

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May 17 is Endangered Species Day. But we live among threatened and endangered plant and animal species every day. You might see them during a bird walk on the lakefront or on a hike through the Cook County forest preserves. You will see them swimming in Shedd’s exhibits and even growing in our gardens.

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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 21, 2013

Monday is Earth Day!

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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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