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.


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.”


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


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


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



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