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.
The Little Mermaid is still making waves, in this case as a fashion icon.
The real thing is even scarier (albeit smaller) than our puppet! Check out the first known footage of the anglerfish in its natural habitat.
A political cartoon of the moving variety — another way that the mermaid’s position between land and sea has been used to look at the relationship between humans and the environment.
Sofia Coppola is really directing a Little Mermaid adaptation, but this isn’t it. It is, however, a cute take on our story as a modern teen movie.
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.
While they’re being put to good use here, glass bottles are consistently in the top 10 items found in marine litter, with plastic bottles consistently in the top 5. Glass bottles are eroded by the ocean, but it’s not known yet how long it would take for them to fully biodegrade. Check out this timeline for more information on marine debris and recycling.