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Mermaid Hannah and Mermaid Kariel, FINIS Ambassadors and ocean activists who work as mermaids
Olympic champion Rebecca Soni and professional marathon swimmer Lexie Kelly swimming in the Florida Keys

noun - A mermaid is a legendary aquatic creature with the upper body of a woman and the tail of a fish. Mermaids appear in the folklore of many cultures throughout the world.

Mermaids are associated with the Sirens of Greek mythology and with the Sirenia, a biological order which comprises dugongs and manatees. Historical sightings by sailors may have been the result of misunderstood encounters with these aquatic mammals. Christopher Columbus reported seeing mermaids while exploring the Caribbean, and sightings have been reported in the 20th and 21st centuries in Canada, Israel, and Zimbabwe. The US National Ocean Service stated in 2012 that no evidence of mermaids has ever been found.

Mermaid's male equivalent are mermen.

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