Lake Jarun

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Decidedly not jellyfish habitat
Inspired by the Edo Maajka song "Savske Meduze" (Jellyfish of the Sava River) and the subsequent find that there really ARE freshwater jellyfish in the Sava (Craspedacustra sowerbii), along with freshwater sponges and other unusual beasties... we headed out to Jadun Lake to search for such things.

Zvonka was somewhat skeptical since the lake is basically a huge, dredged out, gravel lined recreation area, but we had heard rumors of a swampy area that they somehow forgot to destroy where the water infiltrates the lake from the adjacent Sava River.

We of course failed to find Jellyfish or any other interesting creatures, but we can blame that on forgetting the net at home and getting hopelessly lost in the maze of not-quite-connecting strips of land and unbridged canals that make up the lake complex. We were trying to get make it back in time to pack and catch the midnight train to Belgrade. Well, after not finding the jellyfish, we still made it home only in time to grab the backpacks, packed as they were, and bolt onto the series of trams and busses to the train station, hopping on the train just in time.
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Decidedly not jellyfish habitat
Decidedly not jellyfish habitat
No jellyfish here
No jellyfish here
Lots of rowers
Lots of rowers
Hmm, at least theres some aquatic…
Hmm, at least there's some aquati…
Ducks in the clear, jellyfishless …
Ducks in the clear, jellyfishless…
One of the common activities youl…
One of the common activities you'…
The nude beach with a really crapp…
The nude beach with a really crap…
Ha!  I think weve found jellyfish…
Ha! I think we've found jellyfis…
Next time were bringing snorkels …
Next time we're bringing snorkels…
Big swans infesting the northern e…
Big swans infesting the northern …
Feeding the swans
Feeding the swans
Our first jog to catch a train we…
Our first jog to catch a train we…
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