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We welcomed a Pacific white-sided dolphin calf to the Shedd Aquarium family April 18th at 9:14am! This was the first pregnancy for Katrl, who gave birth after 3 hours of labor in the Abbott Oceanarium with more than 40 members of the animal care and veterinary teams standing by. With only 16 Pacific white-sided dolphins in accredited North American zoological facilities, this birth is significant for the population as well as to the scientific and marine mammal communities dedicated to better understanding the reproductive and neonatal biology and behaviors about the rarely studied species. For more information about mom and calf, visit: http://www.sheddaquarium.org/katrl/

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We’re happy to share that Katrl, our largest female Pacific white-sided dolphin, is expecting a calf this spring. Currently in her third trimester, our veterinary and animal care staff report that the mother is healthy and her pregnancy is progressing normally. Our dedicated team has cared for Katrl for over two decades and watching her experience her first pregnancy has been incredible – we are humbled to learn from her and observe one of nature’s amazing events.
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Stop by tonight's Science Pub during Jazzin' at the Shedd to hear all about "cool critters" from George Parsons, our senior director of Fishes! http://bit.ly/1l9pmqr
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Be one of the first to go inside Shedd's new special exhibit, Amphibians! It doesn't officially open until May 16, but we are giving you -- our online fans -- an exclusive sneak peek. Take a look inside, meet our experts, get up close with one of the animals and find out why amphibians matter. 
This Hangout On Air is hosted by Shedd Aquarium. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
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Oh no! I thought it was 1:30 CST. Any chance you'll be posting a video of the Hangout?
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Just in: important fieldwork update! Shedd’s Dr. Chuck Knapp is sending updates now from the Bahamas, where he is studying the critically endangered rock iguana. So far Dr. Knapp and team have successfully collected data to assess the size and growth of the population. They’ve also conducted ultrasounds on some of the iguanas, allowing them to further investigate the physiological responses of iguanas to different types of human disturbance. Stay tuned for updates and read more about this critical work here: http://bit.ly/19Ksy9X
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Merci beau coups. This is the least I can do for getting to live on this planet. 
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We'd like to introduce you to Pup 719, the newest member of our family! This sea otter pup was rescued by Monterey Bay Aquarium and arrived at her permanent home here at Shedd on January 27. She's been receiving constant care from our team and continues to achieve critical milestones. Learn her full story: http://bit.ly/1omJGdq
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Adorable. I love the way how cute the otter just curled up into the water. 
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Did you know amphibian skin is very soft and moist, and also permeable? This allows the animals to absorb air, water and other essentials from their environment, but some diseases can infect their ability to absorb these nutrients. Here's how Dr. Caryn Poll cares for and protects our amphibians at Shedd: http://bit.ly/1JRyL1g
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how can that be ? how does it survive 
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Last Monday we welcomed Pacific white-sided dolphin Piquet’s new calf! Watch the calf being born and mom and calf spending quality time together bonding. Getting to know mom is just one of the several important milestones for the calf over the next few months. Our animal care team is ensuring mom and newborn have undisturbed time together to form a strong bond. Mom and calf are currently off exhibit, but you can still follow the calf’s progress. Keep an eye out for more photos and updates in the days to come!

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Shedd researcher Solomon David took this video of aquatic leeches at an agricultural ditch-wetland junction near the Bay of Green Bay. Have you ever seen leeches that look like this?

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Happy Earth Day! What are you doing today (and every day) to go green? A few Shedd staffers are sharing their best tree-hugging, Earth-loving tips here: http://bit.ly/1buFy4H ‪#‎SheddEarth‬
Every year on April 22, we celebrate the amazing natural resources available to us and recognize ways in which we can be more environmentally friendly. Our everyday activities have major impacts on the environment, and it is important that we find ways to celebrate the Earth and contribute to ...
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Want to help us tell a ribbitting story? As little as $10 to Shedd's annual fund will help us bring the story of Amphibians to life. Help us tell guests around the world about metamorphosis, conservation and why these animals matter. http://bit.ly/1OC6FXv ‪#‎Sheddphibians‬
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The Shedd Aquarium is so stupid
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Sculptor John Peplinski created this salamander for Shedd. Click through the photos to see his step-by-step progress and the slithering result! And don't forget to stop by to see #amphibians in real life when our special exhibit opens in May! http://bit.ly/1CdxquW #Sheddphibians
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Beautiful Job. Nice going. looks real the salamander
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