Florida aquarium attracts visitors with “real” mermaids

Posted by Tom Megginson | 24-09-2012 16:55 | Category: Fundraising

Florida aquarium attracts visitors with real mermaids

With public institutions increasingly under financial pressure, creativity is taking the place of media spending when it comes to marketing.

The Florida Aquarium in Tampa has created individual and viral interest by featuring “mermaids” in their exhibits. Three young women, who are employed as divers at the aquarium, gleefully suit up in fishtail costumes and pose underwater for visitors.

It’s charming. Although at 4:36, it’s a little long for the attention deficit of the internet. Nonetheless, a clever idea.

The “mermaids” also do a travelling show. See a (really crappy) video about it after the break.


The Florida Aquarium


Comments about Florida aquarium attracts visitors with

Weeki Wachee had it first 65years still the best. These girls are just copy cats

Posted by Ladylove | 9-11-2012 19:43

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I love these mermaids, i want to have a job with them! They are the best i hope i can get a job there!!!:) To all the girls that work as mermaids there yall do a very wonderful job. :)

Posted by Alysia Franks | 29-07-2013 21:21

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they aint real mermaids, none of them were born a mermaid, those tails are fake why would anyone wanna see fake mermaids friggn idiots, js !!

Posted by tana | 15-09-2013 10:54

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How do you become a mermaid here?:) I would love to do this job.

Posted by Kaley | 5-10-2013 03:52

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