Let us begin today with a letter I received recently from Dana, a Second Life mermaid.
I'm an SL mermaid and follow your blog. Thought I would send you along this photo; it is a large statue placed in the middle of a traffic circle that leads from town to the harbor and marinas of Puerto Progreso, Yucatan, Mexico. You can see it clearly HERE.
Progreso is very much a fishing city, so you can imagine how the Mermaid is seen as the queen of sealife here! Not a bad thing, seems to me. Please feel free to use the photo in your blog if you like.
Thank you for your blog and all you do in SL. Enjoy!
Sirena, 1788 Boston Harbour
That is a great photo, Dana! Thank you for sharing. Readers, click on the photo to see it full size.
By now you may have heard of the woman that lost her cell phone in the water during a trip to the Bahamas. All was not lost, however.
As luck would have it, a dolphin by the name of Cacique saw the phone fall and retrieved it.
"This isn't the first time marine-related life has tangled with technology."
Catch the full story in this C|Net article by Amanda Kooser.
Professional Mermaid/Merman is becoming the career of choice for many. So, how many Mer Professionals would you guess there are in the United States?
According to the United States Bureau of Statistics, one thousand Americans work as mermaids or mermen full time. That is an impressive number!
"From being hired out for children’s birthdays, pool parties or working in aquariums, it seems the yanks love the human/fish hybrid."
Professional merfolk aren't limited to the US, we're everywhere! Read more in this article by Matt Payton for Metro.co.uk.
Best wishes and starfishes,
cynthia (at) goldmermaid.com