Shedd Aquarium

Coral reefs off Curacao in the south Caribbean Sea (Paul Selvaggio 2012) Hello everyone, this is Mark Schick, the Special Exhibits Collection Manager at Shedd Aquarium. I wanted to share a trip report from our latest coral conservation trip with the SECORE Foundation. The SECORE Foundation uses knowledge from coral scientists and aquarium professionals to…

Changing Planet

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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

Hello everyone: I’m Dr. Chuck Knapp, the Director of Conservation and Research at Shedd Aquarium in Chicago, Illinois. When I started working at Shedd Aquarium as a young aquarist in 1991, I became fascinated with the world’s most endangered lizards: West Indian rock iguanas. Come along with me as I post blogs and photos of…

Wildlife