Shedd Aquarium in Chicago

We made a flying visit to the John G. Shedd Aquarium in Chicago, and saw a little bit of it. Near the entrance to one of the displays are giant models of coral polyps.

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If we had looked at their Web site in advance or their visitors’ map when we got there, we would have found the whale & dolphin pools, outside. As it was, we visited a mangrove swamp, the Great Lakes, and a coral reef.

The Web site has quick visit suggestions, such as “ten places where you can find sharks.”

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The turtles were slow-moving,which makes them easier to photograph.

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This one doesn’t retract its head, but instead wraps it around to the side.

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This one was just lazing around the top of its tank.

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