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 …
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.
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.
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.
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.
A paddler prepares for an excursion at Saugany Lake. The private lake is home to freshwater jellyfish for a few weeks every fall.
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.
A freshwater jellyfish floats in Saugany Lake in Rolling Prairie. The jellyfish survive in the lake until about mid-October.
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 …
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.
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.
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