For those of us that do not live near the ocean, we can now explore the undersea world with Google. In a recent article at Mashable.com by Anita Li, we are introduced to the aquatic side of Google Street View.
Explore Australia's Great Barrier Reef, Oahu, Hawaii's Hanauma Bay, and much more. Let me know if you spot any mermaids!
Seawater as fuel?
Tired of high fuel prices? Tired of looking for a fuel stop when away from home? The US Navy is, too. The Navy wants to use seawater for fuel. Take a look at this article from Gizmodo.com by Leslie Horn.
What do you think of this idea? Is it feasible? Would it be environmentally friendly?
I have heard from a number of readers that are new to the mermaid community. Thank you for visiting! Some of you may be wondering how you can get started in mermaiding without spending too much money. Before you purchase a mermaid tail or make your own, you may want to practice swimming with a monofin.
One of the major monofin retailers is Finnis of Livermore, California. Several styles of monofin are available from Finnis, and children's sizes are available as well. Finnis also carries a wide variety of other products, including snorkels and training fins.
Once you have a monofin, you can practice the Dolphin Kick method of swimming. There are a number of videos on YouTube that can help you learn the technique. Just search YouTube for 'dolphin kick technique'.
And of course, remember to have your mertender nearby... Never swim alone.
Best wishes and starfishes,
cynthia (at) goldmermaid.com