Chicago’s own underwater wild reef is a stone’s throw from Lake Shore Drive
CHICAGO — The least understood part about Chicago is underwater, but a group of Shedd Aquarium researchers hope to change that.
Since last fall, a small team of explorers has ventured off the shore of Hyde Park to Morgan Shoal, a rocky outcrop in Lake Michigan that holds the sunken ship Silver Spray, lots of fish and some really hard-to-find creatures. It’s as close to a wild coral reef habitat that the city has.
“There’s so much going on beneath the waves that we don’t understand and we don’t appreciate,” said Philip Willink, Senior Research Biologist at Shedd Aquarium.
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