Drips, shark bumps, mischievous belugas, dancing dolphins: 40 years at the Shedd
Strolling through the Shedd Aquarium with Jim Robinett is a bit like accompanying Willy Wonka on a tour of his chocolate factory.
On one stop, candy-bright fish shimmer and dart in the darkened gallery space. A moment later, he opens a hidden door. Suddenly, he's leading the way into a chamber flooded with sunlight and filled with exotic creatures, gurgling pipes and a sign cautioning the overly curious: "STOP!!! VENOMOUS ANIMALS."
Later, in the Oceanarium, the bulbous head of a b...