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Mermaid Spotlight: Los Angeles Mermaid

Written By Kate Vontaine 19 Dec 2018
Mermaid Spotlight: Los Angeles Mermaid
How did you get your start?
I started mermaiding on my own. I moved from West Virginia (a state where mermaids don't exist) to Southern California where there are mermaids in every body of water, beit a pool or the ocean. 
What did your first tail look like?
My first tail was a classic green fabric tail from Mertailor many many moons ago. I felt like a damn a mermaid queen in it too! I wore it to the pool and showed it off to all of my friends, I thought I was hot stuff! 😉
What's your favorite thing to do on land?
My favorite thing to do on land is take mermaid photos of course! I am #themermaidphotographer and I have an eye for the fishes. I love capturing magical moments. 
What is your favorite spot to dive and do your mermaid thing?
My favorite place to dive is anywhere where there is NOBODY! I love to dive and swim for meditation because it's so calming and relaxing. I prefer to be where the people aren't. 
What's your favorite underwater animal?
I love them all but if I had to choose I would say my favorite is a tie between an angler fish and the jellies.
What's your favorite thing about being a mermaid?
My favorite thing about being a mermaid is inevitably becoming a hoarder of beautiful sparkly magical things. There's nothing wrong with hoarding! The show on TLC is a lie 😂
How can we (your mermaid friends) help the ocean, our home? 
A lot of mermaids tackle the conservation issue head on with clean ups and such. My way of helping is by spreading awareness through other channels. For instance, death. Nobody wants to think about it or deal with it, but one way people cope with it is by releasing balloons. Well, balloons are not biodegradable. They're a terror for wildlife and oceanlife. I make alternative suggestions to using balloons and find other various routes for people to express their grief. 

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