Monday, May 21, 2018 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews
Featured image: A ribbon eel, part of Shedd Aquarium’s new ‘Underwater Beauty’ exhibit, which opens Friday. | Courtesy Shedd Aquarium
The Shedd Aquarium’s new special exhibit, “Underwater Beauty,” seeks to “bring guests closer to the stunning and surprising spectrum of shapes, sizes, movement, patterns and colors that exist within the aquatic animal world,” according to a statement the Shedd released on May 21.
Shedd officials said that they hope the exhibit illustrates the notion that “beauty [is] worth saving. The new exhibit opens to the public on Friday, May 25.
A fish tank within a fish tank inside of the Shedd’s new exhibit. | Courtesy Shedd Aquarium
“At Shedd Aquarium, we peel back the water’s surface to connect millions of people to the discovery of animals and life beneath,” Bridget Coughlin, the Shedd’s president and CEO, said in a statement.
“This new special exhibit allows the opportunity to peek at the stunning and unexpected beauty of their world and to be enthralled by their remarkable biology and colorful adaptions,” she added. “We want our guests to look nature in the eye and become inspired to take action – this is beauty worth saving.”
Visitors get a sneak peek inside of the new Shedd exhibit. | Courtesy Shedd Aquarium
The exhibit will feature “over a thousand animals representing 100 species from across the globe, including eels that ribbon, shrimp that can break glass, sea jellies that pulse and fish that swim backwards,” museum officials noted.
“Underwater Beauty welcomes guests with a water wall feature and showcases five distinct rooms, each designed to astound the senses and showcase a unique feature or form of beauty under the water’s surface,” officials added. “Several interactive stations also engage guests with colors, patterns and movement of the nature world.” VFP
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