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When my friend Mike heard I was going to visit Chicago, he--being a "fish" guy and a former resident of the Windy City--told me to make sure I made it to the Shedd Aquarium. And I did.

It's not very large, and can be seen comfortably in half a day. Since the Adler Planetarium is literally next door, I made a day out of visiting both spots.

See my previous photo diaries on Chicago here:
Chicago landmarks: http://www.dailykos.com/...
Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo: http://www.dailykos.com/...
Chicago's Adler Planetarium: http://www.dailykos.com/...

So here are some of my photos from Shedd:

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The Shedd Aquarium

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Terrapin

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South American electric eel.  About 4 feet long.

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Oldwife fish

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Moray eel

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Alaskan spider crab, and his reflection

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Butterfly reef fish

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African cichlid fish

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Amazon River archer fish. They shoot drops of water at insects along the riverbank

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Red-bellied piranha. Amazon River. I used to keep a small school of these when I lived in Pennsylvania--they are illegal to keep here in Florida.

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Central American bullet ants. Compare to the size of these mealworms. I got stung by one of these ants in Nicaragua.  Owwww.

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A White's tree frog, from Australia

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A popeye catalufa fish

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Jellyfish

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Anemones

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Arrowana. A prehistoric-looking Amazon fish

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African lungfish. About 5 feet long

Originally posted to Lenny Flank on Tue Oct 29, 2013 at 02:34 PM PDT.

Also republished by Shutterbugs and Chicago Kossacks.

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