Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Making (Sand) Dollars

Despite the chlorine and salt water in their eyes, professional mermaids really enjoy their jobs. Join Bloomberg Business Week and professional mermaid Linden Wolbert as they discuss the many businesses that sprung up around the growing mermaid community.
Mermaid Linden Wolbert

"The larger mermaid economy is as diverse as sea life itself."

The Bloomberg article by Caroline Winter includes a 3.5 minute video. Find out more about Mermaid Linden at her web site, Mermaids In Motion. You may also wish to check out the blog post I did with Mermaid Linden back in February of 2012.


Aquatic Ape Theory

An August article at Exemplore explains the Aquatic Ape Theory, and discusses whether it can be used as proof that mermaids exist.

"Like any cryptid with an enduring legacy, mermaids are still seen around the world today. Unfortunately, there is also the occasional hoax, manipulated video footage, and plain-old honest mistake."

The article also includes a discussion of what real-life mermaids would be like. Intelligent for sure, but what other traits would they have?

An interesting article on a controversial topic, certainly worth a read.


Best wishes and starfishes,
-Mermaid Cynthia
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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Safari Boo 2016

On Friday the 21st, River Safari Singapore kicks off this year's Safari Boo Halloween event. The event features four mermaids swimming alongside manatees in a 9-meter deep tank.

The four performers are led by Cara Nicole Neo, much better known as Mermaid Syrena, head of the Singapore mermaid school.

"The merry-not-scary Halloween event will be held over two weekends, from Oct 21 to 23 and Oct 28 to 30."

Get all the details and watch the 1.5-minute video in this article at Channel News Asia.


Mermaid BnB

Looking for the perfect place to 'get away'? Casa Caracol, located on Isla Mujeres in Mexico, may be the perfect place. Casa Caracol is a shell-shaped mermaid-inspired home that runs $308 US per night.

"And, of course, no mermaid home would be complete without a beachfront bedroom. This luxurious king-size bed with a shell-shaped headboard will guarantee a relaxing night filled with wonderful dreams."

Plenty of photos of this fun Airbnb destination can be found in an article by Daniela Galvez at the Vivala travel site.


Best wishes and starfishes,
-Mermaid Cynthia
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Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Swimming Competition

Mermaids and mermen are everywhere. Many are professionals, while others swim for fun and relaxation. So, it was about time for a mermaid/merman swimming competition.

Recently, over 100 merfolk attended just such a competition in Suhl, Germany. Hattie Gladwell at Metro UK has the complete story.

"Mini-mermaids competed in 50m races, while the adults swam twice the distance as they each showed off their beautiful tails."

Perhaps we will soon see swimming competitions in other parts of the world.


Mermaids Among Us

Seventeen Magazine presents 18 Real Mermaids Who Walk Among Us. Are you a Modern Mermaid or a Festival Mermaid? These and many other mermaid personas are ready to be discovered in this article by Caelan Hughes.

"Reminder: mermaids are creatures of the sea and have gills and scales, obvs. Who says scales can't be absolutely stunning?"

Choose your favorite look, and then dive right in!


Are Mermaids Real?

For any mermaid or merman performer, casual swimmer, or blogger, there is one question heard more than any other: Are mermaids real?

Writer Sarah Laskow and Atlas Obscura tackle the burning question, and explain why web searches for mermaids made a sudden increase just a few years ago.

"Interest in mermaids wasn't always so high. Before 2013, in fact, Google received about the same level of interest in mermaids as in vampire, aliens, and so on. But something changed in 2013."

A very interesting article, and well worth a read.


Best wishes and starfishes,
-Mermaid Cynthia
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