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More Mermaid statues in England

By |December 12th, 2012|

Southport's Mermaid Statue

Southport’s Mermaid Statue

It was a day for mermaid statues in England:

More information was gotten on the mermaid statue in Lancashire – which may or may not actually be a mermaid statue.  Still investigating.

The Hensley mermaid to be installed on the Red Lion Hotel Lawn was reported.  I am getting more data on this as well.

Lastly, I found photos of a mermaid statue in Southport – near Manchester, and was able to find and get permission to use 3 photos of it.

Hensley (UK) to get a mermaid statue

By |December 12th, 2012|

Another town in England is adding a mermaid statue to beautify the city and promote art.   Read the article here.   Hensley is 20 or so miles east of London.

They plan to replace the statue every few years, selling the statue to a local business or other institution.  It is a great way to promote the arts.

SculptureWalkI recently visited Sioux Falls in  South Dakota, and saw their Sculpture Trail, which works on a similar idea – exhibiting sculptures in public for a year or more, then selling them and replacing them with other works.

Operation Mermaid – saving the Manatees

By |December 11th, 2012|

mermaids of earth

Here’s a cool article about law enforcement officers and a mermaid helping safeguard manatees.

Trina Mason of Lake Worth volunteered her services to help increase awareness, and helped the almost 50 law enforcement officers educating boaters on protection of manatees.

Favorite Sea Legends

By |December 5th, 2012|

The MaduroDive Blog has a nice summary of favorite Sea Legends – the Kraken, the Sirens and the Mermaids.



By |December 3rd, 2012|

Great article about Pro Mermaid Katrin Felton and ocean conservation

By |December 1st, 2012|

Katrin Felton is a professional mermaid and ocean conservationist.   Read the article about her an her show in Malaysia.

WIRED article on the Professional Mermaids at Weeki Wachee Springs

By |November 30th, 2012|

I was just alerted by artist Royane Mosley to a great article by WIRED with the headline “Professional Mermaids Are Lost Treasure of Florida Park“.

The article explores the history and the present of the mermaids of Weeki Wachee Springs, and includes 15 photos.

Mermaids of Earth and Maine Mermaid statue in the news

By |November 29th, 2012|

Quoddy Tides Article 2012 11 23Well, there’s an unexpected twist – my book on Mermaids of Earth, which is still being written and about half done, is already mentioned in the news.

The Quoddy Tides in Maine is reporting on the production of a mermaid statue for the city of Eastport by sculptor Richard Klyver, who mentioned to them that his statue will be included in my book.

I’ll take that as an excellent start on the book’s marketing.

Click at left or here for the article.

3 new mermaid sculptures featured

By |November 10th, 2012|

3 new mermaid pages were added in the last week.

The mermaid fountain on the Greek island of Syros with Panagia Gorgona (Virgin Mary the Mermaid).

The mermaid statues at Club Hotell Letoonia in Fethiye harbor, Turkey.

The Sinfonia del Mar (Symphony of the Sea) mermaid and dolphin statue in Acapulco, Mexico.

2 gorgeous photos of the Acapulco were received from aimeric@acapulco, and were just added now.

New site theme, new mermaid pages

By |November 2nd, 2012|

Well, it has been a busy two weeks, getting the Mermaids Of Earth website fully re-engineered with a new look and theme, while still getting up some new mermaid sculpture pages.

Any and all feedback on the new look is appreciated.

Today a page was added for the sculpture of Miranda, The Dartmouth Mermaid.

Two days ago we added a page for the Mermaid Monument in Espirito Santo, Brazil.

Last week we added the mermaid sculpture in Cayucos, California.

And the prior week we added pages for mermaid sculptures in Baden (Austria), Salado (Texas), Navy HQ in Brazil, San Angelo (Texas), Ganges (British Columbia, Canada) and Sugar Loaf Mountain in Rio de Janeiro.

So there is much to look at.

Mermaid mythology 101

By |October 27th, 2012|

I came across an interesting and thorough article on the mythology of mermaids today, going back to about 5000 BC.   A lot of fascinating details and leads to follow up …

Many fantastic images added for the mermaid in Ventura, CA

By |October 19th, 2012|

With the gracious help of Samuel Povar and Sunny Oberto, more background story and many beautiful images have been added about the Russian mermaid at Soter Point in Ventura, CA.   This mermaid is rapidly becoming a famous tourist attraction.

Additional images for Mermaid of the North in Scotland

By |September 28th, 2012|

Thanks to Lynda Durrand and Linda Vass for sending some excellent photos of the Mermaid of the North.

Balintore (Scotland), Puerta Vallarta (Mexico) and Jeju (South Korea) Mermaids

By |September 21st, 2012|

3 more mermaid sculptures have pages now – The Mermaid of The North in Balintore, Scotland, Triton & Nereida in Puerta Vallarta, Mexico and the Mermaid near Dragon’s Head Rock on Jeju, South Korea.

Thank you so much to all those contributing with pictures, permissions to use their photos, and information on these sculptures.

Cyprus and Veracruz – sandstone and bronze

By |September 19th, 2012|

Two new mermaid pages went up today – one for a virtually unknown mermaid fountain on Cyprus, and the other for the well-known Sirena de Boca statue in Veracruz, Mexico.

Mermaids in London and Warsaw

By |September 18th, 2012|

New pages are live for mermaid statues and sculptures in Trafalgar Square, London, in Warsaw’s Old Town Market Square and at the Vistula River in Warsaw.

There is a lot of history on all of these.

Mermaids in Marmaris Turkey & Glendale California

By |September 16th, 2012|

A gorgeous mermaid in with a butterfly in Marmaris Turkey, and yet another replica of Copenhagen’s The Little Mermaid, this time in Glendale California.

17 Mermaid sculptures online now

By |September 14th, 2012|

It’s been a couple days since the last post and pages.   Surprisingly I found 2 more copies of  Edvard Eriksen’s sculpture of The Little Mermaid  – one on St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands, and one on the grave of famous Dane Victor Borge, in Greenwich Connecticut.

And I added another giant mermaid sculpture in India – the one on Kollam Beach.

Also a couple other mermaid statues were found, that have been added to the list of future mermaid pages.   It is pretty amazing how many places have mermaid statues.

Earth Largest Mermaid Sculpture

By |September 11th, 2012|

A page was added for the Jalakanyaka at Shankumugham Beach in southern India, probably Earth’s largest mermaid.

Mermaids in Mazatlan (Mexico) and Salt Lake City

By |September 8th, 2012|

New pages added for mermaid sculptures in Mazatlan and Salt Lake City.