Talk:Shedd Aquarium

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I'd like to know if it still the world's biggest considering that the new Georgia Aquarium is also billed as the world's biggest

The aquarium was designed to hold 8 million gallons of water and be home to more than 100,000 fish. By comparison, Shedd Aquarium in Chicago — the nation's largest indoor aquarium for decades — has 5 million gallons and about 20,000 fish.

—Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 22:36, 24 November 2005 (UTC)

Georgia Aquarium peer review[edit]

The Georgia Aquarium article has been submitted for peer review. Please contribute any feedback you may have at Wikipedia:Peer review/Georgia Aquarium/archive1. Thanks. AUTiger ʃ talk/work 19:23, 23 January 2006 (UTC)

Tank image[edit]

Image in question

Another editor has twice removed an artistic (his term) image of the tank that illustrates how the architect's design allows the viewer to visual merge tank and lake. No other image in the gallery illustrates this feature. The editor's grounds that this image isn't encyclopedic because it is artistic runs contrary to the whole featured image process where aesthetically pleasing images are actively sought, evaluated, and highlighted. All this aside, it's always a good idea to go ahead and seek consensus prior to making a controversial deletion, so I've started this thread.

  • Keep – per above. Rklawton (talk) 23:44, 18 November 2007 (UTC)

First, in no way am I trying to outright delete the image, as your comments make it seem, I just don't think it is fit for the article. It is perfectly acceptable, but it doesn't not illustrate anything specific. Anyway, I was just there and the architecture doesn't really merge the tank and lake. Your definition of artistic may be different than mine, but as it does not describe, show, or illustrate anything in particular other than the background of Lake Michigan above a nondescript tank, I consider it not to be very encyclopedic, which is what Wikipedia wants. In my opinion, the silhouette makes it more artistic than encyclopedic, though that is not such a bad thing. Mainly, after some simple looking, this is an image that you took, making this a sort of Conflict of Interest. Rather than arguing, we should seek a third or fourth opinion. Reywas92Talk 01:16, 19 November 2007 (UTC)

It's no more a conflict of interest than supporting a bit of text one has added, and additional opinions are why I started this thread. Rklawton (talk) 02:19, 19 November 2007 (UTC)

Removed Animals[edit]

I reformatted the list of animals, then, on reflection, decided to delete it completely. The article notes there are 2100 species in the aquarium. There seems no reason to put a list of just 41 of them, and have 13 of those be red links to start with. (I also don't think we should attempt to put all 2100 on a list!) Isaacsf (talk) 16:51, 21 April 2008 (UTC)

I somewhat agree. I think a list of Highlighted Animals, such as the Dolphins and Belugas, could be good though. -- (talk) 18:00, 14 August 2008 (UTC)


The list of each and every Beluga whale at Shedd is overkill on this topic, and messes up the look and readability of the article. Can we move this to another article or condense it? Newt (winkle) 17:46, 31 December 2009 (UTC)

I suppose I could move it to another article, perhaps. I'll look into it. Regards, Belugaboy535136 (talk) 16:50, 2 January 2010 (UTC)

Proposed Move of Shedd Aquarium[edit]

I propose the move of Shedd Aquarium to John G. Shedd Aquarium, as Shedd Aquarium will be a redirect afterwards.-- Belugaboy535136 talk 20:31, 17 January 2010 (UTC)

Support-Move to legal name: John G. Shedd Aquarium-- Belugaboy535136 talk 20:31, 17 January 2010 (UTC)

  • Oppose Naming conventions are to use the most common name that people would associate with. Even the official website uses Shedd Aquarium. Reywas92Talk 20:58, 17 January 2010 (UTC)

Withdrawl-It's better not to go to the trouble. Belugaboy535136 talk 13:15, 18 January 2010 (UTC)


Here is a link to a list of the Chicago Tribune articles on Shedd Aquarium as of 2012-07-04. If you find broken Chicago Tribune links, check here as you will probably find it ( I just replaced four links, and there are probably others that are broken due to changes in the web site. Don Lammers (talk) 15:28, 4 July 2012 (UTC)