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Real Life Mermaids In Florida Aquarium (VIDEO)

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Mermaids: Once merely myths that enervated little girls' fantasies and haunted sailors dreams, these legendary aquatic creatures are being brought to life in an aquarium in Florida.

"The Florida Aquarium in Tampa has three mermaids on its staff. During the day they work as divers and at night they perform for guests," Buzzfeed notes.

Dressed in sequined bustiers and iridescent fish tails, "mermaids" Erin, Lauren and Katie swim, wave and frolic as aquarium guests gawk and take photographs through the glass.

Reminiscent of Hannah Fraser, the mermaid performer and model who swims with whales and other sea creatures to promote marine conservation, these three bubbly ladies are quite something to behold.

Weeki Wachee Springs in Florida is thought to be the site of one of the first mermaid shows in the United States, CNN reports. The performance took place in a small theater in 1947.

Magical, intriguing or downright creepy? Watch the video above, and tell us what you think of these "real life mermaids" in the comments section below.

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