The central exhibit – and the first thing you encounter – at the Shedd is the huge coral reef tank in the center of the upper level. It’s got all sorts of interesting sea life in it; for today, here are some of my favorite fish.
A Sargassum Triggerfish, which is so adorably neat and bright that it might as well be someone’s cgi-animated cartoon character.
Bubblefish, in the flesh and in bronze relief.
The Sharksucker, which looked like it was swimming upside down (but really wasn’t).
And finally, a … well, I’m not sure what kind of fish; I forget its name. But it’s one of those so-ugly-its- … I was going to say cute, but I just can’t go that far. So ugly it’s ugly. It does have an interesting pattern, though!