Shedd Aquarium welcomes bighead carp to Invasive Species exhibit
11:22AM Thursday December 20, 2012
The Shedd Aquarium's Invasive Species exhibit now includes three large Asian carp.
Roger Germann, Executive Vice President of Great Lakes and Sustainability at the Shedd Aquarium thanked the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) for their cooperation and went on to say, “We have a unified mission to preserve and protect the Great Lakes. Sharing these animals’ story is just part of Shedd’s work that contributes to our conservation and research efforts aimed at finding solutions to invasive species issues.”
IDNR Assistant Director John Rogner says, “Understanding the issues and what is at stake is a critical component to stopping the spread of invasive species and no one does it like the Shedd.”
Visitors to the Shedd Aquarium can see the bighead carp now by heading to the Local Waters Gallery.