Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Genius Dolphins

Photo Credit: Ewa Krzyszczyk & Cosmos
We all know that dolphins are very intelligent. It has been discovered that some dolphins use sea sponges as tools.

Find out why these dolphins find the sea sponges handy in this article by Megan Garber at The Atlantic.

"Scientists now believe that more than 60 percent of all female dolphins in the area practice sponging."

We love our cetacean friends, and dolphin stories such as this one are always fun.

Read more about sponging at Cosmos Magazine, The Science of Everything.

Peter Pan Mermaid?

In an article found at Sugar Scape, columnist Rachel Pilcher states that actress and model Cara Delevingne will apparently be playing a mermaid in an upcoming Peter Pan movie.

"It’s a massive role for Cara to land considering she is a relatively unknown actress."

Will be quite some time before the movie comes out. Will you be watching?

Mermaid Dreamin’

Blogger Kryz Uy's secret is out... she is actually a mermaid. Then she goes and spoils it by immediately saying that she was kidding.

"I felt sooo at home and I couldn’t stop swimming away!"

Read about Kryz's transformation to mermaid and enjoy the many photos of the process at her blog. She is a mermaid now!

The Mermaid and the Bride

Author Martin J. Brocklebank presents the short story, The Mermaid and the Bride. This is first story in a collection of traditional Scottish folk and fairy tales that have been re-imagined for a modern, adult audience.

The Kindle edition of the book is currently $2.99 US at Amazon, where you can find a short description of the book.

You can follow Mr. Brocklebank on Twitter.


Canadian artist and illustrator Renee Nault has taken on the task of painting a different mermaid each week.

Visit Design Taxi where you can see a number of Renee's watercolor mermaid paintings. Want to see more? Click the link near the top of the article.

Thank you, John Yong, for bringing us this story.

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

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