Shedd Aquarium (Shedd Aquarium)
Shedd Aquarium (SHEDD Aquarium) – Abbreviated name of one of the largest oceanariums in the world of John G. Shedd Aquarium or just the world&# 39; s aquarium. Oceanarium is located in the Near South Side area on the lake Michigan a little south of Downoutauna Chicago. Step-friendly accessibility from the center, favorable neighborhood (Grand Park, Museum of Natural History, Soldier Field Stadium, Adler Planetarium), as well as a stunning view of Chicago and Michigan only contribute to an increase in the attendance of the oceanarium. Approximately 2 million people attend the Shedd Aquarium every year.
Shedd Aquarium officially opened in 1930. Currently, 22 thousand fish and marine animals are represented on an area of 40,000 square meters. To fill with salt water exposure in the distant 1929 it took 3.8 million liters of salt water delivered by Railway from Florida. The last time the real ocean water was delivered to the oceanarium in 1970. Now the salt water is obtained using chemicals and expensive transportation is not required. In total, more than 11 million are obtained annually in the Shedd Aquarium, more than 11 million are chemical. liters of water.
In 1991 was introduced «Oceanarium», Where in addition to dolphins, otters and seals are presented white whales – Beluhi. In 2003, the last exposition is introduced today «Wild Reef», Where visitors can explore the most diverse coral reef ecosystem and watch 25 sharks. In other expositions, the Shedd Aquarium presented all the variety of sea flora and faun. In particular, visitors will be able to see piras, anaconduct, skates, crocodiles, iguan, muren, fish-parrots, sea turtles, octopuses, jellyfish, marine stars and much more.