The Newport Aquarium (yep, it's in Newport, KY), has given the local folks a real treat - the famous Weekie Watchie (FL) mermaids came for a visit. They spent 2 weekends and a full week entertaining and amazing the people who came to see them. Sweetie and I went on Columbus Day (Monday) and it was packed with parents and little girls, many of them holding their own mermaid dolls - wide-eyed and amazed at the lovely mermaids swimming in the Coral Reef exhibit.
Here are some photos Sweetie took of the lovely mermaids of Weekie Watchie Springs in Florida. He says he and his brother saw them when he was about fifteen years old.
They were in a tank that has stingrays and other fish in it so even some of the critters were curious!
This little fellow was thrilled and I know he wanted her to pick him up but couldn't figure out how to get that glass out of the way!
Six different mermaids came to entertain the OH and KY visitors.
Besides the mermaids swimming in the tank, a mermaid was high and dry, waiting for people to have their photos taken with her.
Since they are down there for 1/2 hour, they have their own breathing tube to use, as needed.
I like that blue tail - wonder if I should get a mermaid costume for Halloween? ha ha)
Although the Coral Reef tank is not really big, they did go from side to side over the "tube" people can walk under and they did a few flips now and again.