Better Know a Shark: Talking with a Shedd Aquarium Shark Expert

August 19, 2014

Sandbar shark Shedd

According to Travelocity’s new Shark Week-themed website, Chicago is more than 1,200 miles away from the nearest shark. That’s not true at all though. Nestled along the shore of Lake Michigan just east of the South Loop neighborhood, Shedd Aquarium is home to 11 different species of sharks and routinely keeps close to 20 on display, primarily in its stunning Wild Reef exhibit.

In honor of Shark Week, Chicago Like A Local had the opportunity to speak to one of the Shedd’s leading shark experts, Lise Watson, about what sharks you’ll see when you visit the aquarium and some of the myths behind sharks that need to be dispelled.

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