The Mermaids from Weeki Wachee Springs, FL have returned to the Newport Aquarium for a short visit. Their last day is Monday, October 12. If you have little ones who want to see mermaids, take them and see the shows and have their photo taken with a "real" mermaid!
This little boy got to kiss a real mermaid!
The mermaids are great at interacting with the children and adults while swimming in the coral reef tank of the aquarium.
The water at Newport Aquarium is warmer than their natural habitat at Weeki Wachee, but Weeki Wachee water is fresh water and this at NAQ is salt water, so they can't stay in too long before their eyes are burning. These are tough ladies and they put on a good show for all.