Category Archives: Shedd Aquarium

Beluga Whale Calf Born at Shedd Aquarium

This week, staff at the Shedd Aquarium, a world-class leader in global marine mammal conservation and research, welcomed a baby beluga whale (Delphinapterus leucas) calf! Beluga whale mother, Mauyak (MAH-yak), successfully gave birth to her healthy calf at approximately 2 a.m. … Continue reading

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Shedd Aquarium Teams Up With Disney’s Animal Programs to Research Stress in Sharks

Shedd Aquarium, a leader of aquatic animal medicine and conservation, in collaboration with Disney’s Animal Programs and Dynasty Marine Associates, is pioneering  cutting-edge research for a group of species often perceived to be the toughest creatures in the ocean – … Continue reading

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Shedd Aquarium Creates a Friendly Atmosphere at Children’s Hospital

Sculptures of a humpback whale mother and her calf, donated by Shedd Aquarium, greet people entering the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, which opened June 9. Shedd was among 23 civic institutions asked to donate art and … Continue reading

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A Seahorse Symposium

Every year, over 20 million seahorses are taken from their habitats to be used for medicinal and commercial use, causing concern that wild populations of seahorses are dwindling.  As an update to the post on seahorses we ran back in … Continue reading

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Seahorses: In Need of Protection

With their horse-like head, stunning colors, and wrap-around tails, it is easy to be intrigued by seahorses. It’s not only their striking appearance that makes them unique – unlike most fish, they are monogamous throughout the mating season, and courtship … Continue reading

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Meet the Section Chief, Medicine: Caryn P. Poll, DVM, at John G. Shedd Aquarium

Describe your job: I am a veterinarian covering preventive, urgent and emergent care for the large and diverse collection of resident and quarantine animals as well as communicating diagnostic plans and results with the animal care, management and curatorial staff. … Continue reading

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