Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium Premiere’s New Reef Exhibit

The Shedd Aquarium, an OBTU business partner, has introduced a new special exhibit titled “Underwater Beauty” which opened May 25. The display features over 100 species from around the world arranged according to various themes such as “Shimmer” featuring a school of false herring; “Colors” showcasing a rainbow of colorful fish, underwater creatures and coral; “Patterns” depicting fish with spots and stripes that make them blend in or stand out as survival demands; and “Rhythms” which is all about ways of moving.

This is the first special exhibit to come under the Shedd’s new, simplified all-in-one price policy.  According to the Shedd Aquarium, its mission is to ensure that all underwater beauty is conserved, protected and treasured because each animal plays a critical role in maintaining the balance and health of its aquatic environment.

For more information, visit the Shedd Aquarium website.

A school of false herring at the entrance to the Shedd’s “Underwater Beauty” exhibit, where the aquatic life is grouped by aesthetics.