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Kenai, a sea otter orphaned during the Exxon Valdez oil spill off the Alaska coast in 1989, spent the next 23 years at the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago. She was euthanized after suffering multiple organ failures due to old age. (Photo credit: John G. Shedd Aquarium/Brenna Hernandez)

Otter Rescued From 1989 Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Dies At Shedd

An otter orphaned by the Exxon Valdez oil spill in 1989 has died after spending the past 23 years at the Shedd Aquarium.

10/10/2012

Mauyak, a female beluga, swims with her newborn calf Monday. (Shedd Aquarium)

Beluga Whale Born At Shedd

Mauyak, the Shedd’s female beluga, gave birth to a healthy calf about 2 a.m. Monday.

08/27/2012

Shedd Aquarium

Shedd Aquarium Evacuated Due To Power Outage

The Shedd Aquarium was evacuated Thursday afternoon when the electricity went out to much of the building.

CBS Chicago–07/05/2012

Puiji had been at the aquarium since 1989 (credit: Shedd Aquarium)

Shedd Aquarium Offers Free Week During Heat Wave

With the heat wave and Chicago pool closures, residents can find shelter from the weather for free this week at the Shedd Aquarium.

06/18/2012

Shedd Aquarium revealed that its two-week-old addition, a Pacific white-sided dolphin calf, is a male. (Credit: Shedd Aquarium)

It’s A Boy! Shedd Reveals Gender Of Baby Dolphin

The Shedd Aquarium today revealed its two-week old Pacific white-sided dolphin calf is a male.

06/12/2012

Piquet and her dolphin calf, which was born Memorial Day. (Shedd Aquarium)

So Far, So Good For Shedd’s New Baby Dolphin

Born on Memorial Day, the calf has already passed many other critical milestones, including bonding with mom and learning to slip-stream, swimming in mom’s wake to save energy.

06/01/2012

Piquet, a Pacific white-sided dolphin, swims with her new baby calf, born on Memorial Day at the Shedd Aquarium. (Photo courtesy: Shedd Aquarium)

Baby Dolphin Born At Shedd Aquarium

Memorial Day brought a new arrival to Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium.

CBS Chicago–05/29/2012

Street closures during the NATO Summit around the Museum Campus

Field Museum To Close Sunday, Monday During NATO Summit

The Field Museum as decided to join the other institutions on the Museum Campus and close on Sunday and Monday for the NATO Summit.

05/16/2012

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Shedd, Adler, Art Institute To Close For 3 Days For NATO Summit

The Shedd Aquarium, the Adler Planetarium, and the Art Institute of Chicago will be closed for three days on the weekend of the NATO Summit.

CBS Chicago–05/09/2012

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Man Receives Shedd Aquarium Postcard 55 Years Late

A postcard delivered a half century after it was mailed has led to a special trip to the Shedd Aquarium by a Virginia man.

CBS Chicago–05/03/2012

A pair of California Sea Lions (File photo by DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Shedd Aquarium Looks To Adopt Sea Lion From Pacific Northwest

The Shedd Aquarium is throwing a lifeline to a sea lion that otherwise might be doomed.

04/25/2012

Shedd Aquarium

Shedd Aquarium Goes For World Record With Earth Day Picnic

It’s a little cold to have a picnic, but that’s exactly what people are doing outside the Shedd Aquarium on this Earth Day.

CBS Chicago–04/22/2012

Volunteers with the Shedd Aquarium clean up trash and debris from the nearby 12th Street Beach on April 18, 2012, after the aquarium adopted the beach for Earth Day. The aquarium will sweep the beach once a month through October to clean up trash and debris left in the sand. (Credit: CBS)

Shedd Aquarium To Help Clean Up 12th Street Beach

The Shedd Aquarium has adopted a beach near the aquarium for Earth Day, and will help remove trash and debris from the sand for the next several months.

04/18/2012

(credit: John G. Shedd Aquarium)

2012 Guide To The Shedd Aquarium

Be one of the two million guests this year that visits the Shedd Aquarium, a national historic landmark. The aquarium, situated on the beautiful Lake Michigan lakefront, houses more than 32,500 animals. Spend a day learning about all sorts of animals that live in locations ranging from the Pacific Northwest to a Philippine coral reef.

03/28/2012

Otis the Sea Lion was ill with cancer and was euthanized at the Shedd Aquarium. (Shedd Aquarium)

Shedd Euthanizes Terminally Ill Sea Lion

The Shedd had rescued the sea lion, named Otis, in 2009 as the government wanted to kill dozens of them to save the endangered chinook salmon on the Bonneville Dam.

03/02/2012

The dolphin calf born June 3, 2011 at Shedd Aquarium, pictured atop its mother Tique, died on Thursday. (Shedd Aquarium)

Illinois Residents Offered Free Days At Shedd

Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium is kicking off the new year with 11 days of free admission in January for Illinois residents.

01/06/2012

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Jellies At Shedd Aquarium

Jellyfish have been on earth for more than 500 million years, but how much do we really know about them? Jellies, an exhibit at the Shedd Aquarium, gives us an overview of the animal by exploring its biology and history…

11/21/2011

Puiji had been at the aquarium since 1989 (credit: Shedd Aquarium)

Beluga Whale Dies At Shedd Aquarium

Puiji, 25-year-old Beluga whale at the Shedd Aquarium, died Wednesday evening.

10/27/2011

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Quick Guide To Free Museum Days

Visiting Chicago’s museums is an enriching experience, but it can be prohibitively expensive. Most area museums schedule free days each year, and Illinois residents can take advantage of extra discounts. Read on for a round up of free days for the rest of 2011 – now you’ll know where to go the next time you have an unexpected day off.

10/24/2011

Boats that came loose during high winds on Thursday float along the breakwall near the Shedd Aquarium. (CBS)

Boats Knocked Off Moorings Near Museum Campus

Several boats moored in Lake Michigan near the Museum Campus were knocked loose Wednesday night amid strong winds and high waves.

CBS 2–10/19/2011

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