Chicago Day 4: Shedd Aquarium


Our next destination in the Museum Campus Chicago is Shedd Aquarium.

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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.

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Man With Fish sculpture by Stephan Balkenhol.

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The exhibits are by regions like Amazon, Caribbean, Waters of the World, Great Lakes, etc. Here are some of the photos we took.

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Catfish swims in schools to protect themselves from predators.

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Arawanas can leap 3 feet from the water to snatch prey like birds and bats from low branches.

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The razor-sharp teeth of Red-bellied piranha nip the tail and scales of other fishes to fill up on protein.

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Some colorful coral reefs.

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Sea lampreys suck the life out of their prey using its mouth and teeth, draining the fish’s blood.

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Penguins.

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Giant Pacific octopus.

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Midas chchlid lives in lakes and rivers from Nicaragua to Costa Rica, Central America.

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Sword fish.

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