ACES@Illinois | Fall 2018

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“Shedding” light on the

MICROBIOME

By Lauren Quinn Photos by James F. Quinn

Visitors to Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium are naturally drawn to the dolphins and smiley white beluga whales that make the 3-milliongallon Abbott Oceanarium their home. People crowd against the railings, waving and grinning at the chirping belugas, or go below to watch dolphins plummet and glide through the blue depths.