Shedd Aquarium

Low Lake Levels: Don’t Fight Nature, Plan for It

The Great Lakes hold 20 percent of the world’s available surface freshwater–enough to cover the continental United States with 10 feet of water if you turned them upside down. In many places along the lakes, you can stand on one ...

Restoring Endangered Coral in the Caribbean

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 ...

Shedd Aquarium’s Iguana Research Trip – Final Series Post

Shedd Aquarium’s rock iguana research trip concluded at two northern cays that are hotspots for tourists based in Nassau. In fact, as we worked the beach, two powerboats arrived with 75 passengers who came to feed the iguanas. Witnessing tour ...

Shedd Aquarium’s Iguana Research Trip – Series Post 4

After our early rough days, the weather has calmed and we are traveling beneath relatively sunny skies. On this final leg of Shedd Aquarium’s rock iguana research trip, we’ve ventured to the north Exuma Islands to explore cays ...

Shedd Aquarium’s Iguana Research Trip – Series Post 3

Shedd Aquarium’s rock iguana research trip in the Exuma Islands is well underway. For the first four days, we have been anchored off cays in the southern area of the island chain to study endangered iguana populations. Here, we ...

Iguanas Research Trip to Bahamas with Shedd Aquarium

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 ...