Sunday, July 15, 2012

Project Seahorse

Here is a great way for everyone to support marine conservation and restoration. As stated on their web site, Project Seahorse is a small organization that supports marine conservation more broadly by working to protect seahorses. Since its founding in 1996, the project team has been recognized with many international awards and honors.

The Project Seahorse web site contains photos, videos, podcasts, and a blog. It is a wealth of information on the seahorse and the many facets of ocean conservation.

The organization's major sponsor is Guylian Belgian Chocolate. I know quite a few mermaids and mermen that are quite found of chocolate. You know who you are! Be sure to pay a visit to the Guylian web site, and find out how YOU can help save our precious marine life.

Guylian is teaming up with NELOS-Festival to host the third Guylian Seahorses of the World Photo Competition. The competition is on now, and runs through September 1st, 2012.

Reader Questions

Question: What does discrete mean in the movie Aquamarine?
Answer: In the context of the movie, the proper spelling would be 'discreet'. The word means judicious in one's conduct, modestly unobtrusive. One that keeps a low profile, so to speak.

When teen-age friends Claire and Hailey find the mermaid Aquamarine in the resort swimming pool after a storm, they mumble something about mermaids being mythical. Aquamarine responds quickly, "We're not mythical, we're discreet!"

In case you're wondering, 'discrete' means separate or distinct, such as an object with 10 discrete parts.

Do you have a question related to mermaids, the ocean, or subjects covered in previous blog posts? Send it to me at the email address below. If I don't know the answer, I might even go so far as to ask Danny Dolphin. He knows everything.

Mermaids & Mythology

The summer 2012 issue of Mermaids & Mythology magazine is out. Articles in this issue include: Top 10 Most Asked Mermaid Questions, Diving Deep to discover the sculptures of Simon Moriss, Finding Mermaids in South Africa, and Modern Day Mermaid Sightings. For subscription information and other details, please see the magazine's web site.

If you have the summer issue, be sure to look for me on page 38!

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

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