Shedd Aquarium

The Great Lakes are the largest supply of freshwater in the world, and more than 36 million people depend on them for drinking water. As a result, monitoring and maintaining the health of the Great Lakes ecosystem is an urgent priority. Of the diverse organisms inhabiting freshwater systems, fishes are familiar to scientists and laypeople…

Wildlife

Each year, Shedd Aquarium takes its 80-foot research vessel, the R/V Coral Reef II, to study endangered Bahamian rock iguana populations, alternating years between the Exuma Islands and Andros Island. Annual monitoring is imperative. As regional tourism booms, conditions on the ground change rapidly; regular research helps support management plans that address the current conservation…

Changing Planet