As we near our closing date of Jan. 11, I’m looking back on some inadvertantly mermaid-themed things I did over the holidays. The holiday exhibit at the US Botanic Garden closes in two days, but it took me around and under the seven seas last week. Along with the plants, there are a variety of ships and lighthouses, plus some delightful windows into the undersea world. Keep your eyes peeled—you might spot a mermaid!
Mermaid schools exist in the US, the Philippines, and Germany. Here’s a glimpse into the appeal of mermaiding as a form of exercise and expression.
In this trailer for “Mission of Mermaids,” we get a peek at director Susan Rockefeller’s use of professional mermaid performance to promote environmental awareness.
For more insight into modern mermaiding, free diving, and underwater photography, check out this interview with professional mermaid Dana Richardson.