Shedd Aquarium

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Shedd Aquarium

  1. 1. By: Jenny DeHoff ED 205-02
  2. 2. Diving into the Shedd Aquarium  Shedd Aquarium  Establishment  Architecture  Mission/Values  Penguins  Dolphins  Sea Lions  Octopuses  Sharks Click on the photo to visit the  Resources Shedd Aquarium website  About the Author Quit
  3. 3. Shedd Aquarium  Located in Chicago, Illinois  Built in the early 1920’s  Inspired by Burnham’s famous charge, “make no little plans.” Quit
  4. 4. Shedd Aquarium  Shedd Aquarium rises over Lake Michigan  It’s architecture is inspired by the Beaux Arts style .  The style of this aquarium combines upscale ornamentation with classic Greek and Roman forms.  A multitude of aquatic elements are incorporated into the architecture of this aquarium. Quit
  5. 5. Shedd Aquarium  “At Shedd Aquarium, animals connect you to the living world, inspiring you to make a difference.”  Teaching and learning everyday  Creating a fun environment  Being creative  Being passionate Quit
  6. 6. Penguins  Located in the Oceanarium Exhibit.  Two different penguin species – rockhopper and Magellanic.  Rockhoppers live in the South Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific Oceans while Magellanics live off the coast of southern South America.  The eyes of rockhopper penguins glow red.  Rockhoppers are the only penguins that enter the water feet first.  Magellanic penguins can swim through the water at 15 miles per hour. Quit
  7. 7. Dolphins  Located in the Oceanarium Exhibit.  Pacific white-sided dolphins can leap effortlessly to heights of 15 to 20 feet.  Dolphins can swim up to 25 miles per hour.  Dolphins use echolocation to navigate and to find food Click on the photo to view a dolphin show at the in difficult waters. aquarium.  Dolphins lack vocal cords. Quit
  8. 8. Sea Lions  Located in the Oceanarium Exhibit.  A male sea lion is usually 8- foot, 1,000-pounds while a female is usually 6- foot, 250-pounds.  With their large front flippers, they can run faster than humans.  Sea lions are seafood lovers - they eat more than 50 kinds of fish. Quit
  9. 9. Octopuses  Located in the Waters of the World Exhibit.  The Giant Pacific Octopus is one of the largest octopuses in the world.  Adults are usually 16 feet from tip to tip and weigh between 50-90 pounds.  They have highly developed brains and an array of amazing skills (change colors, sturdy grips, squirt ink).  A female lays 50,000 eggs, watches them for six months, and dies shortly after they hatch. Quit
  10. 10. Sharks  Located in the Wild Reef Exhibit  Blacktip reef sharks are common in the coral reefs and lagoons of the Indo- Pacific.  Blacktips startle easily and tend to stay clear of humans.  Blacktip sharks grow to 6 feet long and weigh about 30 pounds.  They have to swim 24-7 to breathe. Quit
  11. 11. Resources  http://www.sheddaquarium.org/index.html  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Gjw7gyQE-E  http://www.soundboard.com/sb/Seals_Sea_Lions_audio. aspx Quit
  12. 12. About the Author  Jenny DeHoff is a student at Grand Valley State University, in Allendale, Michigan.  She is majoring in English/Language Arts, with a minor in Elementary Education.  She would love to teach second or third grade.  She enjoys reading, painting, and all types of animals.  Send her an Email! Quit

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