Virtual Field Trip: Floating Habitats

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Virtual Field Trip: Floating Habitats

A partnership of the John G. Shedd Aquarium’s Kayak for Conservation program and the Urban Rivers organization has created new “floating” islands to replace the habitat and give citizen scientists an opportunity to help with the project and its research. These artificial “islands” are anchored to the river’s edge and bottom, providing a base for plant species to grow and places for fish to spawn and grow. Turtles and birds also find food and shelter among the grasses.