Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Mermaid Hair

What does Mermaid Hair mean to you? To some, it is simply hair long enough to cover the breast. To Teen Vogue, it means color and lots of it.

"People are taking to social media to show off these gorgeous rainbow creations, and there’s really no one way to do it."

This article by Emily Gaynor has all the pink and aqua details.

Blue Whales
BBC Photo

The team from the BBC series The Hunt was able to capture footage of blue whales feeding. This was no easy task...

"A team headed by producer Hugh Pearson spent two years tracking these mammals off the coast of San Diego, California."

IFL Science has the story as well as some cool photos in a recent article by Justine Alford.

The Nomadic Boys

Sebastien and Stefan, otherwise known as The Nomadic Boys, are traveling throughout Asia. During a stop in the Philippines, they made a splash as mermen.

"For Seb’s birthday we took a mermaid lesson with the Philippines Mermaid Swimming Academy, which includes a very cute teacher to teach you how to swim wearing a monofin and of course, the all important photo session."

Join the duo as they learn that swimming like a mermaid or merman is hard work. Dive into Choose Philippines for the story and a generous supply of photos.

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

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Monday, November 9, 2015

Lost At Sea

The Guardian has the story of the fisherman from El Salvador that was lost at sea for 14 months. The article by Jonathan Franklin gives a fascinating account of Salvador Alvarenga's trip on the Pacific Ocean.

"Floating across the Pacific Ocean, watching the moon’s light ebb and flow for over a year, Alvarenga had battled loneliness, depression and bouts of suicidal thinking."

The article includes photos, a video, and a map of the fisherman's journey.

Moving Out

The third season of Mako Mermaids has finished filming, and producer Jonathan M. Shiff is now moving his production company out of their Village Roadshow Studios lot to make way for Kong and Thor.

"The third 16-part series of Mako Mermaids employed about 150 crew and 350 extras and will screen in almost 200 countries."

For more details, check out this article by Suzanne Simonot in the Gold Coast Bulletin.

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

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Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Activist Mermaid

Mermaid Hannah Fraser recently teamed up with Greenpeace in support of ocean sustainability and fair labor practices. Their target is a big name in the tuna industry.

"Despite its sustainability claims, the company uses fishing methods that unnecessarily kill marine life..."

Get the full story at EcoWatch, and be sure to share the article with others. You can follow Greenpeace USA on Twitter.

Mermaids in Paradise

We have looked at Mermaids in Paradise by Lydia Millet a number of times before, most recently in May of this year. This review of the novel by Wendy Smith at The Daily Beast is definitely worth a look.

"No one else writes fiction quite like Lydia Millet’s. She’s a wickedly funny satirist, yet her work has a warmth seldom found in satire."

Add this title to your autumn reading list. It is available at your favorite online book retailer.

Mermaid Crafts for Kids

Does your little one love mermaids? Okay, that's pretty much a given. Here are some fin-tastic mermaid craft projects for kids, courtesy of Liz at the Kids Activities Blog.

"For everyone that wishes they had one of those gorgeous, sparkly tails, here are a bunch of fun mermaid crafts to make."

Perfect for rainy days, or those "I'm bored" evenings. Time to get creative!

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

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