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Mermaids

It's Florida Manatee Time: How to See the Gentle Giants

The GypsyNesters | Posted 03.11.2014 | Travel
The GypsyNesters

These gentle giants head for warmer climates in the winter, much like their human snowbird counterparts. Here are our tips to having a manatee-filled getaway.

Arin Greenwood

The Amazing Place Where Mermaids Rule

HuffingtonPost.com | Arin Greenwood | Posted 01.25.2014 | Travel

Florida may be the only place in the world where mermaids are among the state employees. Weeki Wachee Springs, about an hour from Tampa, bills itse...

Mermaid Fitness Class Lets You Live Out Your Childhood Fantasy

Posted 09.30.2013 | Women

"The Little Mermaid" is finally being released from Disney's "vault" on Oct. 1st, and every time we turn on the T.V., we're inundated with commerc...

Being A Mermaid In South Florida Actually Takes A Lot Of Work

Sun Sentinel | Miriam Valverde | Posted 11.22.2013 | Miami

With her long, wavy red hair, purple shells and green fish tail, Ariel made young girls dream of being "The Little Mermaid." But the fairytale turns o...

Divine Things

Sue Shanahan | Posted 10.07.2013 | Arts
Sue Shanahan

Maybe the tragedy of the human race was that we had forgotten we were each Divine. -Shirley MacLaine The inspiration for Divine Things came to me ...

Dolphins, Sharks, and Mermaids, Oh, My! Interview With a Real-life Mermaid and Ocean Activist

Brenda Peterson | Posted 10.02.2013 | Green
Brenda Peterson

Humans will sink or swim with the rising tides of "global weirding." What better time to remember and apprentice ourselves to the mermaid myths that have inspired us for thousands of years?

Mermaid Kicked Out Of Pools Due To 'No-Fin' Policy

Posted 07.17.2013 | Weird News

Public pool-goers in Fishhawk, Fla. won't be getting any tail this summer. Jenni Conti, who also goes by her mermaid name "Eden Sirene," has been ...

David Moye

First Look At A Secret Underwater Office Romance

HuffingtonPost.com | David Moye | Posted 07.03.2013 | Weird News

Lots of people start dating someone at work, but how many people meet the love of their life while wearing a 60-pound fish tail underwater? That's ...

Can Stories Save Our Oceans? Talking With Animal Planet's Mermaids Creator

Brenda Peterson | Posted 08.07.2013 | Green
Brenda Peterson

Stories, as much as science, can wake us up to what's really happening in our blue planet. As we celebrate World Oceans' Day, many people are debating the existence of mermaids, after watching Animal Planet's Mermaids: The New Evidence.

The Mermaids Are Back

Posted 07.27.2013 | TV

On "Mermaids: The New Evidence," Animal Planet revisited its documentary about the existence of mermaids from last year, "Mermaids: The Body Found." B...

Mermaids on Animal Planet: What's Myth? What's Real?

Brenda Peterson | Posted 07.23.2013 | Green
Brenda Peterson

Maybe we're asking the wrong question by just focusing on whether these haunting CGI merpeople are real or myth. The real question is: Why are we making our oceans too dangerous to sustain all life?

Interview With a Mermaid

Brenda Peterson | Posted 06.14.2013 | Books
Brenda Peterson

Why are mermaids rising up so strongly in our pop culture? This enduring myth is again capturing our collective imaginations.

The New Wave for Women and Girls: IN Mermaids, OUT Vampires

Brenda Peterson | Posted 03.25.2013 | Books
Brenda Peterson

It's not that I didn't like vampires; it's just that I didn't get why a woman would want her life's blood drained away to spend her eternal life with a dead man. Too much like some of my own relationships. Not my idea of romance.

VIDEO: 'Hot, Wet Mermaid' Explains Unusual Fetish

Posted 10.17.2012 | Miami

Florida may be the country's capital of weird, but a real live "hot wet mermaid" can still raise eyebrows. Meet Palm Beach County's Trina Mason, a ...

Weird Mermaid Facts

TheFW | Posted 09.26.2012 | Weird News

Mermaids have long captured the imagination of the public. They’ve thrilled us in “documentaries“, paintings fairytales and in the cinema. ...

Real Life Mermaids?

Posted 09.22.2012 | Weird News

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

How to Become a Real Mermaid

Brenda Peterson | Posted 10.17.2012 | Miami
Brenda Peterson

The mermaids I met at Merpalooza are sexy, soulful, sassy, and strong. They know how to have fun, to entertain, and perhaps to steal your soul. They also have a passion for the oceans.

Mermaid Tail Swimsuit The Hottest Trend Of The Season?

Posted 07.17.2012 | Style

Ever dream of looking like a mermaid at the beach? Neither did we, but we did watch "The Little Mermaid" about a million times back in the day. So you...

LOOK: 7 Mermaids We Wish Were Real

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.06.2012 | Women

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) issued an official statement on July 3rd stating that "no evidence of aquatic humanoids has...

Mermaids: Aquatic Facts About the Sirens of the Sea

Varla Ventura | Posted 09.05.2012 | Weird News
Varla Ventura

Have you had a mermaid sighting? Some believe they are as real as fairies, or saints, or ghosts. The recent news from NOAA that mermaids are, in fact, a myth resulted in a flurry of media coverage and everything from mockery of the government to broken-hearted little girls.

Federal Agency Squashes Mermaid Rumors

The Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 07.04.2012 | Green

In an effort to clear up any potential confusion on the subject of mermaids, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has released a...

A Real Mermaid Revealed On Animal Planet?

Posted 05.28.2012 | TV

The idea of mermaids has tantalized seafarers for millenia, and as part of Monster Week on Animal Planet, the network aired Charlie Foley's "speculati...

David Moye

WATCH: Mermaid Gives Birth

HuffingtonPost.com | David Moye | Posted 05.26.2012 | Weird News

The mermaid legend has been around since before the Romans ruled the earth, and even back then, guys were asking the same question: How did these woma...

Ariel Would Kill To Get Her Hands On These Shells

Posted 01.25.2012 | Arts

Admit it: you've dreamed about being a mermaid. The tail is pretty cool, the ability to breathe underwater is alright, but those seashell bras really ...

Ripley Radio Explores Roadside America, Real-Life Mermaids And Lady Gaga (AUDIO)

webtalkradio.net | David Moye | Posted 10.15.2011 | Weird News

On the latest edition of Ripley Radio, learn the latest on those weird roadside attractions, as well as the sad tale of the lightning strike of the To...