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Montreal Has A Mermaid School

Canada has a place to celebrate “the happiness of your inner mermaid”

Image via AquaSirène.

“Whimsical sea fantasy" usually isn’t something that comes to mind when you think of Canada. However, all that changed as the country opened its first ever mermaid school dedicated to “the happiness of your inner mermaid” in Montreal. AquaSirène swims a strange path between cosplay and sport as students don fins for cardio and bond “through a shared fondness for mermaids.” As Montreal resident and part-time mermaid, Marielle Chartier-Hénault, explained to the CBC: "You become like another person. You are not yourself anymore — you're the mermaid and the mermaid can do anything... You can do the style you want. It's a magical creature."

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No More Stunts and Monsters For the Discovery Channel

Rich Ross’ comments show that the backlash against misleading, sensationalistic science TV has finally been heard.

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Rick and Rich Ross, no known relation

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Mermaids Are Awesome: Small Town Hairdresser's Alter Ego Fights for Clean Water

With her seashell bra and gold lame´ fin, Vira Burgerman crusades for a healthy coast. She's taking her message to the global mermaid community.

Vira Burgerman makes a living styling hair in a cute little town on the Russian River in Sonoma County, California, but she grew up working on commercial fishing boats in nearby Bodega Bay, and she's got an unusually strong connection to the sea. These days when she's not clipping and perming, this 46 year-old assumes an alter ego—the California Mermaid—and she dolphin kicks at the drop of a captain's cap for just about any watershed protection event, according to the Santa Rosa Press Democrat.

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