When you hear or read the term "marine mammal," chances are you think immediately of a sleek dolphin, or a graceful whale. But not all marine mammals are of the hairless variety. Sea otters, like the five we have here at Shedd Aquarium in fact, set the record for hairiness! Sea otters have more hairs per square inch on their body surface than any other known animal.
At Shedd Aquarium caring for the quality of water animals live in and depend on does not stop at the front doors.
Although iguanas are vital to many ecosystems, they face serious threats. Deforestation and other human-caused disturbances such as predation and competition from non-native species, hunting, smuggling for the illicit wildlife trade, and unregulated tourism, have brought many species near extinction.
How do you perform a medical procedure on a critically endangered fish that has a 3-foot long razor-sharp snout and is more
The newborn was filmed gracefully speeding around its tank at the Shedd Aquarium while its protective mother guided it.
As the vice president of environmental quality at Shedd, Allen was well-positioned to observe the Great Lakes Commission
On islands across the globe, free-ranging cats have caused or contributed to 33 (14%) of the modern bird, mammal and reptile
Have you ever wondered what it may be like to get inside the head of an animal? No really, to understand how an animal's brain works; ever wonder?
There is great news coming out of The Bahamas today regarding one of the Shedd Aquarium's conservation research focus species, the endangered Nassau Grouper. The economically and culturally important fish has become endangered throughout the Caribbean due largely to unsustainable fishing practices.
I once saw a male cuttlefish in a research aquarium position himself between another male and a female. On one side, the side facing the other male, a menacing pattern of dark bands flashed along the body sending a message, I assume, of his claim over the female.
The Nassau Grouper, a strikingly colored, large iconic Caribbean reef fish, was once one of the mostly heavily fished species in the region. Due to unsustainable exploitation practices, however, it is now scarce in many coral reef ecosystems throughout its native range.
From pictures of friends bringing their newborns to the beaches of Lake Eerie for the first time, or family posing for photos at a beach barbecue, the lakes serve as an important reminder of the memories they can make simply by allowing us to enjoy them.
I have been lucky enough to spend many years in the water studying and swimming with sharks to learn how to best protect them. There are a lot of misconceptions about sharks, but to help clear up a few myths up here are five things I've learned from swimming with these amazing and important animals.
Shedd says the chick is being hand-fed a liquid mixture of herring, krill and vitamins, as well as solid filets of herring