It was a big job that took nearly half our staff and much care. Yesterday, Great Lakes Aquarium divers and aquarists moved one of our big lake sturgeon from Isle Royale Tank 1 to holding*. Staff members were concerned about signs of infection in the fish. She was under observation all night and is now being treated, with medicated food, for a common parasite. Moving a fish of this size is a monumental and unusual undertaking at the Aquarium. We photographed the journey to give you an insider’s look at this rare event.
(*holding is another term for our animal care center, which is not on exhibit)
A retrospective featuring the works of renowned nature photographer Craig Blacklock is on exhibit at Great Lakes Aquarium in the Merrill Lynch Fine Arts Gallery.
The show runs August 2013.
Craig Blacklock’s Lake Superior features spectacular photography of a variety of natural elements and seasons, including vistas and rock formations, ice, fall colors and summer splendor.
Our river otters, Zhoosh and Anang, made national news for their artistic skills.
Their paintings are available for purchase in our gift shop and you can find them online here.