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Last Resort: The Jellyfish Monster (from under the sea)

When I visited the ocean as a child, I was fearless. Plunging in and out of the waves without a thought for what lay below the surface, you couldn’t tear me out of the water. I would stay there for hours at a time. Tanning? Who needs it? I would much rather be swimming, bodysurfing or using …

June 24, 2013 12:00 am
2012 Brookfield Zoo Halloween Costume Winners from Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012

2012 Brookfield Zoo Halloween Costume Winners from Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012

Winners from Brookfield Zoo's 2012 Costume Contest on Saturday, Oct. 20, included (left to right) spooky Michael Myers from the film "Halloween," the Flintstone Family in their car, Edward Scissorhands, Bubblebath, Jellyfish, Bumblebee (held by mom) Wolf and Three Pigs and Lego Ninjas.

October 23, 2012 12:00 am
2012 Brookfield Zoo Halloween Costume Contest Winners from Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012

2012 Brookfield Zoo Halloween Costume Contest Winners from Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012

Winners of the 2012 Brookfield Zoo Halloween Costume Contest from Sunday, Oct. 21, include (left to right) Gumby, Jellyfish, Big Bad Wolf and Little Red Riding Hood, Ninja, Globe, Clown Inmate, Fox and Chick Magnet and Chicks.

October 23, 2012 12:00 am
Brookfield Zoo "Boo at the Zoo" Costume Winners for Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011

Brookfield Zoo "Boo at the Zoo" Costume Winners for Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011

A tiny king and his throne, parrots, a "barrel of monkeys," a Jellyfish, a swamp monster and a headless horseman were among Saturday's costume winners at Brookfield Zoo on Oct. 22.

October 25, 2011 12:00 am
Freshwater jellyfish thrive in private LaPorte County lake

Freshwater jellyfish thrive in private LaPorte County lake

ROLLING PRAIRIE | When members of the Northwest Indiana Paddlers Association heard about an opportunity to kayak and canoe on private Saugany Lake, about two dozen of them seized the chance to enjoy one of the clearest lakes in Indiana.

October 03, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Freshwater jellyfish thrive in private LaPorte County lake

Freshwater jellyfish thrive in private LaPorte County lake

A paddler prepares for an excursion at Saugany Lake. The private lake is home to freshwater jellyfish for a few weeks every fall.

September 19, 2011 1:10 pm
Freshwater jellyfish thrive in private LaPorte County lake

Freshwater jellyfish thrive in private LaPorte County lake

Gail Knickrehm, left, her husband, Ron Knickrehm, center, both of LaPorte, and Gayle MacBride, of Crown Point, look at freshwater jellyfish caught during a paddling trip last month on Saugany Lake in Rolling Prairie. Their stingers are too short to penetrate human skin.

September 19, 2011 1:10 pm
Freshwater jellyfish thrive in private LaPorte County lake

Freshwater jellyfish thrive in private LaPorte County lake

A freshwater jellyfish floats in Saugany Lake in Rolling Prairie. The jellyfish survive in the lake until about mid-October.

September 19, 2011 1:10 pm
Freshwater jellyfish thrive in private LaPorte County lake

Freshwater jellyfish thrive in private LaPorte County lake

A freshwater jellyfish floats about Saugany Lake in Rolling Prairie. The Saugany Lake Conservation Club hosted the the Northwest Indiana Paddling Association for a paddling trip to see the jellyfish. The spring-fed lake is one of only a few sites in Indiana with water quality high enough to …

September 19, 2011 1:10 pm
Freshwater jellyfish thrive in private LaPorte County lake

Freshwater jellyfish thrive in private LaPorte County lake

A freshwater jellyfish about the size of a nickel is seen at Saugany Lake in Rolling Prairie. The creatures, which likely came from China, appear for a few weeks every fall.

September 19, 2011 1:10 pm
Languid jellies get their due at Shedd Aquarium

Languid jellies get their due at Shedd Aquarium

Jellyfish go with the flow. The born drifters take the spotlight in "Jellies," opening today at the Shedd. The temporary exhibit stars about a dozen species of live jellies, undulating in saltwater habitats while videos and interactive kiosks detail their odd natural history.

April 15, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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