Friday, February 5, 2016

Song of the Deep

Last week, Digital Trends carried the story of an upcoming release from Insomniac Games, Song of the Deep.

"Inspired, in part, by Irish mythology, Song of the Deep tells the story of 12-year-old Merryn, who explores the ocean in a hastily built submarine to find her father, who’s been lost at sea."

Song of the Deep will be available in the spring for selected platforms exclusively through GameStop.

The article includes a short video to introduce you to the game.


Purple Sock Worm

Researchers have recently released a study of deep water worm-like creatures that resemble a discarded sock. Mermaids and mermen should know about this kind of thing, right?

"The unusual creatures have been called everything from flatworms to mollusks, but the Scripps Institute of Oceanography now refers to them as deep-sea worms."

Read more about the brainless purple sock worm in this article from Amanda Kooser of C|Net Science and Technology. This article also includes a short video.


Best wishes and starfishes,
-Mermaid Cynthia
cynthia (at) goldmermaid.com

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Thursday, January 28, 2016

Artist Ashley Taylor

Imagine Star Wars robot R2D2 as a jellyfish... Imagine Princess Leia as a mermaid... Now you're ready to dive into the article by Geek Girl Diva featuring the art of Ashley Taylor.

"It’s always nice when you discover a new artist and I’m really lucky to be able to share my discoveries with other people."

The article at Nerd Approved also has information on where you can find more mermaid themed art from Ms. Taylor on Mermaid Mondays.


Fan Phenomena: Mermaids

Due out in April, Fan Phenomena: Mermaids by Matthieu Guitton (editor) takes a look at the 'Mermaid phenomenon'.

"The book explores how merfolk have evolved in popular culture and what it is that grants them their privileged status among fantasy creatures."

I must say that I am excited to see this book nearing release, as I was asked to write a chapter for the book on mermaid blogging.

More information on the book can be found at Intellect. Price will be $22 US; £15.5 UK, and I will have more information on retailers as the release date approaches.

You may be interested in some of the other books in the Fan Phenomena series. Browse the list in the right-hand column at the link above.


Best wishes and starfishes,
-Mermaid Cynthia
cynthia (at) goldmermaid.com

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Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Cry of the Sea

Teri of Rosie's Book Review Team presents a review of the young adult novel, Cry of the Sea by D. G. Driver.

"I’ve read numerous books in the fantasy genre, but none about mermaids, so I really didn’t know what to expect with this novel in regards to how the mermaids would be portrayed."

The review includes links to sites where the novel may be purchased. You may also join Rosie's email list to be informed of future book reviews by the team.


Shark-Cam

You may have seen a viral video recently of a shark attacking the Remus SharkCam. An article by Michelle Starr at C|Net provides more information on the autonomous underwater vehicle.

"Underwater shark surveillance drones are good for a lot more than viral videos of great whites."

Sharks are usually observed near the surface. Now we can find out what's happening in deeper waters. Look for more great footage during Shark Week.


Best wishes and starfishes,
-Mermaid Cynthia
cynthia (at) goldmermaid.com

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