Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Mermaids Do It Better

Mermaids do it better, we all know that! The Berry recently posted a collection of 28 mermaid themed photos that prove it. The collection contains quite a variety of material.

My favorite photo of the collection would have to be the first one. What is your favorite?

A note to The Berry folks: The ads on your site are a tad annoying, too many and too much auto-play. Just sayin'.

YA Mermaid Titles

Another thing we all know is that young adult mermaid novels are not just for young adults. Mermaids love reading mermaid stories!

Carlyle Labuschagne's Worlds Away Book Blog features reviews of two mermaid themed novels: The first is Wake by Amanda Hocking, and the second is Carlyle's current read, The Aqua Secret by L.L. Hunter.

Both titles sound promising, so be sure to check them out!

Barbie in a Mermaid Tale

Barbie fans may be interested in 'Barbie in a Mermaid Tale', an animated film starring the voice of Kelly Sheridan as Merliah. The movie is available at 48Movie, where you will also find a very short description of the film.

The film runs 75 minutes, and is available in a variety of formats.

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

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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Dolphin Sanctuary

In a recent io9 article, Jason G. Goldman reports that the National Aquarium in Baltimore, Maryland is bringing together a panel of experts. On the agenda is the question: Should the aquarium's eight captive dolphins be moved to a beachside sanctuary?

"Captive cetaceans can not simply be released into the wild; the only real solution is to allow these magnificent animals to live out their days in a sea pen."

Get the full story at io9 Animals.

Tiny Creatures Revisited

The lead story in my May 6th blog post was Tiny Creatures, an article about the many organisms lurking in seawater. In another recent article by Jason G. Goldman, we find that the original article may have been misleading. The photograph in the original article actually contained a condensed sampling of creatures from a large quantity of seawater.

"Amazing, beautiful, slightly terrifying? All of that is true. A single drop of seawater? Not so much."

Head on back to io9 for the straight story on the Tiny Creatures.

Anatomy and Myths of a Mermaid

Not long ago, the subject of shallow water and deep water mermaids came up. A quick Internet search uncovered a related article, Anatomy and Myths of a Mermaid.

Here we meet Costine, a shallow water mermaid.

Swim on over to Psion Nation and see if Costine's article doesn't tickle your imagination.

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

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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Recycle It

Compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) can last up to 15 times longer than incandescent lamps, but they do eventually wear out. As all CFLs contain mercury vapor, you can't just toss them in the trash. The answer is, of course, recycling!

You can find out where to recycle CFLs and other items, such as plastic bags and old cell phones, at Earth 911.

Learn more about CFL's in this great article at Wikipedia.

Killer Mermaid Eyes

Vintage or Tacky blogger Cora recently featured an article entitled Killer Mermaid Eyes. Many mermaid performers already have a look that they love. If you are looking for mermaid makeup ideas, pay a visit to Cora's article.

What is your favorite mermaid look?

Wood Mermaid Wall Decor

Completely Coastal brings news of a project for those handy with a band saw or jig saw, a mermaid wall decoration. Paint it, varnish it, leave it unfinished, or decorate it with sea-glass. It will look great just about anywhere.

This project originated at Sand and Sisal, which contains the detailed instructions.

Mermaid Name

The Chicken of the Sea mermaid has been around for about 60 years, but something was missing. She didn't have a name! That all changed when a contest was held with a $10,000 prize for submitting the best name.

The contest closed in February, and a resident of Urbana, Ohio was declared the winner. The winning name... Catalina.

Read the whole story in this article from Retailing Today.

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

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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Tiny Creatures

What's in your seawater? Seawater collected off the coast of Hawaii magnified just 25 times reveals quite a variety of tiny creatures.

In an article found at Laughing Squid, blogger Rollin Bishop shares a photo by David Liittschwager that shows what might be hidden in your seawater.

"A dipperful of seawater can reveal a hodgepodge of tiny free-swimmers and nebulous drifters that fog the water column."

Enjoy your swim, but please, don't drink the water!

Mermaid Traci Hines

Ever since Traci Hines posted a selfie of her mermaid persona, she has made quite a mer-name for herself. Her YouTube series, 'Life Lessons From a Hipster Mermaid' has become extremely popular.

"Mermaids are mysterious by nature – and dangerous. I don’t think anyone can fully understand the creature."

Find out more in this interview of Traci by Dazed Digital. The article includes a short video as well.

And, Traci Hines fans will want to swim on over to her personal web site.

Mythical Creatures

The Epoch Times presents, 'Mythical Creatures: Mermaids and Controversial Theories'. Did you know that the origins of mermaids, from the context of human mythology, can be traced back to a cave painting done 30,000 years ago during the late Paleolithic Era?

The article by Paul Darin also highlights the fact: "Nearly every culture on the planet has its own belief in mermaids."

When you are asked if you believe in mermaids, be sure to say, "Yes, I am one!"

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

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