Our next destination in the Museum Campus Chicago is Shedd Aquarium.
Shedd Aquarium which opened in 1930 was the first inland aquarium with a permanent saltwater fish collection. One million US gallons of seawater from Key West was transported to the Shedd Aquarium via railroad.
Man With Fish sculpture by Stephan Balkenhol.
The exhibits are by regions like Amazon, Caribbean, Waters of the World, Great Lakes, etc. Here are some of the photos we took.
Catfish swims in schools to protect themselves from predators.
Arawanas can leap 3 feet from the water to snatch prey like birds and bats from low branches.
The razor-sharp teeth of Red-bellied piranha nip the tail and scales of other fishes to fill up on protein.
Some colorful coral reefs.
Sea lampreys suck the life out of their prey using its mouth and teeth, draining the fish’s blood.
Giant Pacific octopus.
Midas chchlid lives in lakes and rivers from Nicaragua to Costa Rica, Central America.