Audrey Marusich

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Publication Date

Fall 2015


My primary goal of this project was to create an interactive model that engages and educates visitors on the life history of Shedd Aquarium’s resident marine mammals and the importance of coastal and ocean conservation. I created an Species Bibliography featuring the marine mammals living at Shedd Aquarium. The bibliography provides updated information, using peer-reviewed literature, about an array of marine mammal topics, ranging from dive behavior to conservation efforts. The second component of my project involved the development of an interactive model that emulated the IPad applications present throughout Shedd Aquarium, excluding the Oceanarium where the marine mammals reside. This model educates visitors about marine mammal life history and conservation, with the goal of fostering passion for our oceans and wildlife and the desire to be a part of conservation efforts.


Department: MAF

MPS Track: MMS

Location: John G. Shedd Aquarium

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