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The Chicago River flows into the North Shore Channel on Thursday. The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District lowered the level of the river and other waterways it can control, to allow more room for runoff from rain and melting snow. (Credit: CBS)

Biologists Find Spotted Gar For First Time In Chicago Area Waterways

Biologists are delighted with finding of a fish that looks like a crocodile with fins, right here in the Chicago area, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

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Chicago’s Priceless Things To Do This Week: August 11th-15th

Check out the priceless activities you won’t want to miss this week! August 11th-15th.

08/11/2014

Microbeads are used in many exfoliating body and facial cleansers, and in some whitening toothpaste brands, because of the tiny materials' abrasive qualities. (Photo supplied to CBS)

Move To Ban Microbeads Moves Forward Amid Phase-Out Agreements

Environmentalists, lawmakers and representatives of the cosmetics industry met at the Shedd Aquarium on Wednesday day to talk about an agreement to stop the use of “microbeads” in personal care products in Illinois.

04/16/2014

Ruggles, the Shedd Aquarium's newest female rockhopper chick, at her most recent check-up. (Photo from Shedd Aquarium)

Shedd Names Baby Penguin “Ruggles”

Ruggles hatched June 12, 2013, to parents Drake and Magdalena, according to a statement from Shedd. She weighed only 75 grams at birth, but now weighs 4.9 pounds.

04/15/2014

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Best Volunteer Opportunities For Animal Lovers In Chicago

If you love animals and are looking to make a difference in an animal’s life, consider volunteering at one or more of the animal-related opportunities available in Chicago.

03/21/2014

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Watch: Shedd Researchers Capture Gizzard Shad On Video In Lake Michigan

Some researchers have had a “Finding Nemo” moment in Burnham Harbor.

11/27/2013

Granddad,  an Australian Lungfish. (Credit: Shedd Aquarium)

Shedd To Celebrate Birthday Of Oldest Living Fish In Captivity

Granddad may not be flashy, but he’s durable at the Shedd Aquarium where he’s celebrating his 80th birthday.

09/16/2013

Kachemak the sea otter (Shedd Aquarium file)

Elderly Sea Otter Euthanized At Shedd Aquarium

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service found Kachemak stranded and orphaned on a beach in Kachemak Bay, Alaska, on May 23, 1990. She was just 6 weeks old when she came to Chicago.

08/26/2013

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Best Zoo & Aquarium Events In Chicago

Whether you’re a couple looking to have a cute date or a family wanting to spend an educational time together, the zoo and aquarium events in Chicago will likely be more than satisfactory.

07/26/2013

North Avenue Beach was closed temporarily Saturday when a thunderstorm swept through Chicago. (CBS)

Shedd Staffers Lead Effort To Remove Invasive Species At Chicago Beach

Shedd Aquarium staffers traded water for sand as they tromped the low dune at 63rd street beach trying to get things back the way they once were, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

06/20/2013

Shedd Aquarium visitors touch the rays swimming in the Stingray Touch exhibit outside the aquarium. (Credit: Shedd AquariumBrenna Hernandez)

Kids Get Sneak Preview Of New Stingray Exhibit At Shedd Aquarium

A group of students from the south suburbs were among the first to try out the Shedd Aquarium’s first outdoor exhibit on Tuesday, getting the chance to literally reach out and touch a school of stingrays swimming in a pool outside the aquarium.

WBBM Newsradio–05/14/2013

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See What’s New At The Shedd

As one of Chicago’s top cultural attractions, the Shedd sees daily visitors from Chicago and all over the world. Whether you were there 5 years ago or 5 months ago, there’s always something new to see and explore.

03/20/2013

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Profiled: A Web Administrator In Chicago

Succeeding in a web admin role in Chicago takes a strong education and diligence.

02/25/2013

A school of cownose rays swim at the Shedd Aquarium. (Credit: Shedd Aquarium)

Shedd Aquarium To Open New Hands-On Stingray Exhibit

It’s not quite like swimming with dolphins, but starting this spring visitors to the Shedd Aquarium will have a chance to touch the stingrays.

WBBM Newsradio–02/19/2013

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Shedd Aquarium To Close For 2 Days For Regular Maintenance

The Shedd Aquarium will be closed on Wednesday and Thursday for an early spring cleaning, but the fish are staying put.

WBBM Newsradio–01/22/2013

A sea lion at the Shedd Aquarium. (Credit: Mike Krauser/WBBM Newsradio)

Shedd Aquarium Debuts Two New Sea Lions

The Shedd Aquarium showed off two new sea lions on Wednesday – one with a reputation as a greedy crook, the other a blind gunshot victim.

WBBM Newsradio–01/16/2013

Three Asian carp pulled out of the Humboldt Park lagoon have been placed in the invasive species exhibit at the Shedd Aquarium. (Credit: John Cody/WBBM Newsradio)

Shedd Aquarium Displaying Asian Carp

Now welcoming visitors at the Shedd Aquarium are three big grey slow moving Carp.

12/22/2012

Three Asian carp pulled out of the Humboldt Park lagoon have been placed in the invasive species exhibit at the Shedd Aquarium. (Credit: John Cody/WBBM Newsradio)

Shedd Aquarium Adds Asian Carp To Invasive Species Display

Biologists at the Shedd Aquarium were hoping the addition of three Asian bighead carp to the Invasive Species exhibit would persuade visitors to help keep the voracious fish out of Lake Michigan.

WBBM Newsradio–12/20/2012

The new beluga calf at the Shedd Aquarium swims with her mother, Mauyak, in the Secluded Bay of the Oceanarium. (Credit: Shedd Aquarium)

Beluga Calf Makes Public Debut At Shedd Aquarium

The Shedd Aquarium’s new beluga calf is now officially on public display after Friday’s debut at the where she’ll be seen at the Abbott Oceanarium; but she won’t be able to hear the spectators, for a very good reason.

WBBM Newsradio–10/27/2012

An unnamed baby beluga whale meets the press on Tuesday at the Shedd Aquarium with mother, Mauyak. (Credit: John Cody/WBBM Newsradio)

New Baby Beluga Ready To Meet Public

A brand new baby beluga is now 205 pounds and getting ready to meet the public at the Shedd Aquarium.

10/23/2012

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