Real Life Mermaids

Mermaids in real life!

Mermaids 101: Exploring the Magical Underwater World of the Merpeople

via Doreen Virtue From the author who brought us the Magical Mermaids and Dolphins Oracle cards. “Mermaids are powerful and graceful inhabitants of the waters who can teach us about harnessing the unconscious mind’s ability to attract, create, and manifest . . . while having a fun and playful life! In this latest entry into her […]




Alabama Mer-friends!  Head over to the University of South Alabama today and meet a mermaid! MerFaire is an immersive celebration of the written word, hosted by Poetic Presence. In an interview with Lindsay Mott from, their founder Jessica Jones says,  “The mermaid and sea theme stems from the rich history of literature that is inspiration from water. Bodies of […]

Zeemeerminnenparade : the Mermaid Parade 1

Every year since 2010, in the Dutch Scheveningen, a seaside town, a fishing village in the Hague district, inspired by the Coney Island Mermaid Parade, they celebrate the Zeemeerminnenparade, the Mermaid Parade.   Celebrated by environmental groups , political parties and schools from primary to college the parade takes place on June 21 (Midsummer festival) and draws attention to clean seawater. The Mermaid Parade celebrates the […]


vintage mermaid dover

Mermaid Melissa raises awareness for Manatee Protection

Mermaid Melissa is a real life mermaid, performer, educator and activist, raising awareness for Ocean conservancy. Check out this great video to raise awareness for Manatee Protection!  

Mermaid Magazine 2

  FAERIE MAGAZINE ISSUE #25 “Mermaids is a special issue of Faerie Magazine devoted entirely to our favorite creatures of the sea. Edited by Carolyn Turgeon, Mermaids features original fiction and poetry from authors like Alice Hoffman, Aimee Bender, Keith Donohue, Francesca Lia Block, Tera Lynn Childs, Matthea Harvey, Jane Yolen, and more.    Head […]



Weeki Wachee

One of the very best places to have a real life mermaid encounter?  At the intersection of 50 and Route 19, you will find Weeki Wachee Springs, “the world’s only city of live mermaids.” (population: 12) and a 538-acre state park.  The Mertailor, Eric Ducharme got his start at Weekee Wachee. They offer a “Sirens of the Deep” camp for […]

Mermaids in New York

The Mermaid Swim School – Brooklyn, New York – St. Francis College pool – taught by Estonian national swim champion and model Merle Liivand, children ages 8-12 will learn to perform “mermaid surfacing” described as a “plunge out of the water, slight roll, and total lift of the tail before re-submerging.” and other fabulous signature mermaid moves, and receive a […]


Bola Ogun : Interview with The Water Phoenix

Part 2 in a 3 part series about The Water Phoenix and her creator Bola Ogun. Last week we introduced The Water Phoenix (Mermaid Anya). Today we dive deeper with filmmaker and star Bola Ogun…   How were you first introduced to Mermaids? Like a lot of ladies of my generation, as a child, Ariel was my first mermaid […]



My Mother the Mermaid

The haenyeo, literally meaning “sea women”, are female divers in the South Korean province of Jeju, considered by some to be real life mermaids.  Released in 2000, the film “My Mother the Mermaid” explores the story of a haenyeo and her daughter. “Na-young works at a post office and is sick and tired of being embarrassed by her unyielding mother and pushover father. […]