Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Mako Mermaids

The time has come to revisit Mako Mermaids, the spin-off of the Australian television program, H2O: Just Add Water. More information has become available, though we don't have a lot at this point.

When I first talked about the series, back in February of 2012, it was known as Mako: Island of Secrets. After going through three name changes, they have settled on Mako Mermaids.

The series centers around the mysterious Mako Island that turned Emma, Cleo, and Rikki into mermaids in the first episode of H2O: Just Add Water. Mako Mermaids will feature three new mermaids (Sirena, Lyla, and Nixie) that have the task of guarding Mako Island. All is well until a teenage boy by the name of Zac decides to camp out on the island.

In the Wikipedia article on the show, it is said that Zac turns into a merman in the Mako Island moon pool, the same way that the H2O girls did. The article states that Zac will have a fish-tail when in merman form, not simply fin-like feet as we heard back in early 2012. This is very good news.

Mako Mermaids is the product of producer Jonathan M. Shiff, and will be shown on Network 10 in Australia. According to the Wikipedia article, the first episode will be shown in May of 2013. No word on when the series might reach the US.

In the second episode, the three mermaids find their legs and go on land. This is slightly disappointing to me, though probably necessary. There are few mermaid themed shows/films in which the mermaids never transform into 'humans'.

The 2.5 minute Mako Mermaids trailer will certainly 'wet' your appetite for more!

Update 7-1-13:  Mako Mermaids on Netflix
Update 7-22-13:  Mako Mermaids Trailer

If you come across more information on Mako Mermaids, please send me a note. My email address is below.

Protecting Sharks

Actor Kyle Chandler from Friday Night Lights and his daughter Sawyer led supporters in Austin, Texas recently in promoting legislation to protect sharks as well as exotic pets and shelter animals. Sawyer and her friend Sam spoke of their passion to protect sharks.

Kyle, Sawyer, and Sam are also pushing for a ban on the buying and selling of shark fins.

It is always great to see kids take on this type of project with a passion! Help them spread the word that our shark friends need protection!

Sawyer Chandler has created a web site to help get the word out, and Ellen Degeneres is on board as well.

A related article is available at The Dallas Morning News web site, but membership is required to see the entire article.

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

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