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Drips, shark bumps, mischievous belugas, dancing dolphins: 40 years at the Shedd

Feb 14, 2018 - Chicago Sun-Times
Board and Executive Moves

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...