Shedd Aquarium



Learn about the coral reef and its residents.

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Parents need to know that these simulations make learning about coral reefs fun.

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What's it about?

Small mariners will enjoy helping Squish the Fish escape from his nemesis, Bigtooth Blob. They will learn about the many ways sea creatures hide from predators, and be able to \"try on\" various types of camouflage. Older kids can tackle Mysteries of Apo Island. There's something fishy happening here, starting with that suspicious damage to your boat rudder. Explore the island, taking photographs and notes as you uncover other clues. In other parts of the site, you can read a sweet story about a real baby beluga whale, born and cared for at the aquarium.

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The Shedd Aquarium in Chicago offers cool interactive and educational online adventures.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about the role that the coral reef plays in the marine ecosystem. Kids: How could you learn more about reefs -- and other marine topics -- if you wanted to?

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