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Take Some Time Out Of Your Busy Day To Chill Out With This Sea Otter Pup

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 11.18.2014 | Green

Just can't get enough of Pup 681, the abandoned sea otter pup who arrived at Chicago's Shedd Aquarium late last month? You're in luck. At 1 p.m. ET...

Sea Otter Pup Loves Snacks, Milk, Toys Just As Much As Any Other Baby

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 11.14.2014 | Green

Chicago's Shedd Aquarium clearly has a star on its hands. Just over two weeks ago, the facility took in a young, orphaned southern sea otter. Dubbi...

Algal Blooms Threaten Public Health, Great Lakes Mayors Fight Back

Roger Germann | Posted 12.02.2014 | Chicago
Roger Germann

In response, last week Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel convened mayors from four states and two Canadian provinces, connected by the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River, for a Summit on Drinking Water Protection.

Summer of Chicago Superheroes: From the Ballpark to the Beaches

Roger Germann | Posted 11.18.2014 | Green
Roger Germann

Superheroes in Chicago weren't limited to comic books and the movie screens this summer. I, along with the city of Chicago, celebrated our very own Jackie Robinson West representing the nation in the Little League World Series.

The Unlikely Hero: Could Belugas Save the Great Lakes?

Roger Germann | Posted 09.21.2014 | Green
Roger Germann

Believe it or not, belugas are not only part of our Great Lakes system, but they might just help save our Great Lakes.

Great Lakes Governors Join Forces to Battle Invasive Species

Roger Germann | Posted 07.05.2014 | Green
Roger Germann

For the first time ever, eight governors and two Canadian premiers -- separated by borders but connected by the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin -- signed a Mutual Aid Agreement to work together to fight aquatic invasive species such as Asian carp.

This Adorable Baby Penguin Is Here To Teach You About Conservation

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 04.17.2014 | Green

Chicago's Shedd Aquarium on Tuesday revealed the name of their new rockhopper penguin chick. The chick, born last summer, has been named Ruggles af...

Shedd Aquarium Around the World: Conserving Species and Critical Habitats

Charles Knapp, Ph.D. | Posted 06.10.2014 | Green
Charles Knapp, Ph.D.

Our team is passionate about conserving both our collection and wild populations, but an important part of our work is sharing our passion with others and hopefully inspiring them to make a difference.

Zoos & Aquariums and Their Visitors Can Be Critical Advocates for Conservation Action

John F. Calvelli | Posted 06.09.2014 | Green
John F. Calvelli

If you have visited a zoo or aquarium in recent years, there's a good chance that you've noticed something new. In addition to providing up-close encounters with some of the planet's most magnificent species, today's zoological parks are placing a growing emphasis on conservation.

This Rescue Dog Is A Major Aquarium's Surprising New Star

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 02.28.2014 | Green

You'd better up your game, dolphins, because a quartet of rescue dogs at Chicago's Shedd Aquarium might just be stealing your spotlight. Earlier th...

National Invasive Species Awareness Week: Five Ways You Can Keep the Lakes Great

Roger Germann | Posted 04.29.2014 | Green
Roger Germann

This week we recognize National Invasive Species Awareness Week and with Lake Michigan in the Shedd Aquarium's backyard, protecting the Great Lakes is an issue that literally is near to our heart -- so what better time to get involved?

IUCN Releases First Online Global Freshwater Biodiversity Atlas

Charles Knapp, Ph.D. | Posted 04.08.2014 | Green
Charles Knapp, Ph.D.

Inland lake habitat. © Dr. Solomon David. Guest blog by: Dr. Solomon David, Postdoctoral Research Associate Daniel P. Haerther Center for Conse...

High Stakes of the Great Lakes: Invasive Species

Roger Germann | Posted 03.11.2014 | Green
Roger Germann

Although it might seem that this is a localized issue in one city or state, Asian carp affects each of the 42 million people living in the 140 communities around the Great Lakes Basin.

New Year Brings New Recommendations for Great Lakes' Future

Roger Germann | Posted 03.05.2014 | Green
Roger Germann

Every year, millions welcome the start of the New Year as an opportunity to reflect and resolve. It seems fitting that we begin 2014 with our own version of resolutions that seek a shared result -- a healthy Great Lakes ecosystem for many new years to come.

To Feed or Not to Feed Wildlife

Charles Knapp, Ph.D. | Posted 02.09.2014 | Green
Charles Knapp, Ph.D.

Although feeding wildlife has become an increasingly common tourist activity, I suspect that many of you have visited a national park or zoo and read ...

Scenes From the Philippines: Post-Earthquake, Post-Typhoon

Charles Knapp, Ph.D. | Posted 01.26.2014 | Green
Charles Knapp, Ph.D.

ZSL and Project Seahorse are working with the communities and local government units to provide emergency support in the form of packs containing food, clean water, and basic medicines.

Crowdsourcing Seahorses: Science, Conservation -- and You

Charles Knapp, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Charles Knapp, Ph.D.

Around the world, seahorses have a large fan base. Most people can't help but be charmed by their equine heads and prehensile tails, or be fascinated ...

Shedd Says Sad Goodbye To Rio The River Otter

Posted 10.29.2013 | Chicago

The Shedd Aquarium has bid a sad goodbye to its 21 year-old North American river otter, Rio. In a blog post Tuesday, aquarium officials said both i...

Great Fish, Great Lakes: Celebrating National Seafood Month

Roger Germann | Posted 10.24.2013 | Green
Roger Germann

Sometimes, when we talk about sustainable seafood at Shedd, people wonder why we include the Great Lakes. After all, when people think about seafood, images of fishing boats along the Atlantic or Pacific coasts often come to mind.

LOOK: Meet The World's Oldest Fish Living In Captivity

Posted 09.17.2013 | Chicago

Chicago's Shedd Aquarium on Tuesday marked the 80th anniversary of the arrival of one of its oldest residents: an Australian lungfish named Granddad. ...

WATCH: Shedd's New Penguin Chick Is All Kinds Of Adorable

Posted 07.09.2013 | Chicago

Zoo babies are generally synonymous with "cute," but the new rockhopper penguin chick hatched at Chicago's Shedd Aquarium is in a category of adorable...

Seeking a Permanent Solution to Keep Asian Carp Out of the Great Lakes

Roger Germann | Posted 08.12.2013 | Green
Roger Germann

If Asian carp enter the basin, they have the potential to devastate native fish species and alter our aquatic ecosystem, creating a ripple effect that could touch everyone who depends on this delicate web of life for water, food, and livelihoods.

PHOTOS: Inside Shedd Aquarium's New Stingray Touch

Posted 05.15.2013 | Chicago

Touching wild creatures is normally a strict no-no at most exhibits, but Chicago's Shedd Aquarium is actually inviting hands for its new Stingray Touc...

Shedd Aquarium Wants Help Naming Baby Beluga

Posted 04.22.2013 | Chicago

Chicago's Shedd Aquarium is finally ready to name their newest baby beluga and is enlisting the public's help. The aquarium is teaming up with TV s...

Interruptions Welcome

Carissa K | Posted 05.28.2013 | Parents
Carissa K

Through the eyes of a parent, I am conditioned to view the world from a vantage point that allows me to absorb the lessons the world teaches and share them with my children.